Happy Saturday! : ) It’s another beautiful early morning and I’m glad to be awake for it. I found this interesting blog post yesterday about three NBA superstars, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. The article discussed lessons we could learn from them. Here’s an excert from the post that is relevant to us right now:
You don’t automatically become better at something because you lost. If only life were that simple. Last semester, I taught an apprenticeship on the business side of the NBA, also called NBA General Managers. A bunch of my kids expressed interest in becoming NBA players in the future. When I heard that, I’d always ask them, “What time did you wake up this morning?” They’d typically say they woke up around 7. Then I’d ask, “Do you know what Kobe Bryant was doing at 7 a.m.?” After the inevitable pause, I’d tell them that Kobe is not only working out, but he’s actually been working out for the past hour.
Read more at Learning From Kobe, Lebron and Michael Jordan
So there ya go. Success leaves clues. This has helped the decision I was leaning towards already of not waiting for sunrise, but instead waking up each day before 6:00. I’ll go back to 5:55am because I like 5’s on my digital alarm clock. Seems so much more impressive than 6:00am, I guess for the same reason why companies still sell products for $9.99, rather than the $10 we all know it is. Mind manipulation. As a side note, I’ll tell you that the 100% self-funded community of PropelDay is a straight up $10 per month. No mind games, no credit card needed for the free trial, no tricking you into paying more than your subconscious thinks you are or however all that works. I think there’s a right way to do business and that starts with respecting and appreciating every single customer, client or member. But anyway, 5:55 makes me feel better and more excited about this habit and so I’ll get back to that. And I’ll tell you what, I actually really enjoy being up while it’s still pitch black out. Not the getting up part, but the being up part.
That’s all I got, have an outstanding day and I’ll talk to you again tomorrow before sunrise. : )
***In case you missed it, you can read about the first 22 days of this habit at SelfCoachingTools.com.