Early Morning Motivation
When was the last time that you, the reader, sprang up out of bed like a rocket? How long has it been since you’ve experienced an unwavering anticipation for the next day? Can you recount the last night you’ve dealt with insomnia? The kind of wakefulness derived from excitement instead of caffeine or a bum mattress? I’m talking about a thirst for tomorrow that could only be quenched by the rays of a new rising sun. Yes. That kind of feeling.
If only every morning could be that way. There are those who experience this type of sensation just about every day. There are some who experience this deep desire for dawn every morning. Conversely, there are those who do not.
The reason(s) for one’s lackluster early morning temperament depends on the person. Unhappiness is best measured on a per capita basis. Though we’ve all experienced some of the same pains of life, everyone handles things differently.
Jon Foreman of Switchfoot said, “every breath is a second chance.” As some people open their eyes and awaken, they’re in first gear. A new day is another episode of the Emmy Award-winning Reality TV drama series Life, they’re still stuck on yesterday. Their burdens and troubles follow them. These pests filter over onto the new pages of new chapters in their lives.
They try to shake their issues, but their troubles tug away at the hem of their clothes with vice grips. The dead skin they’ve shed + the farewells they’ve given to moons and stars of past just aren’t enough to start anew.
The Remedy: A Muse for the Morning.
What if these souls had a muse? A special shot of espresso to fuel the spirit and subsequently spawn a new idea. That new idea would give them something to look forward to. An incentive to serve as rocket fuel. Sure, Black Friday, Christmas Day and the morning you wake up to go on a dream vacation will do the job. But those moments are occasional.
Humans need something to look forward to. Something to aim for. A special something to season their lives with the right herbs and spices. Otherwise, our days are tasteless and stale as an aged brittle slice of bread.
Writer Carolyn Steber of www.bustle.com lists 11 helpful tips for morning motivation. Number 10, which is my favorite, suggests setting some attainable goals for the day. Good job, Carolyn! I am totally in agreement with everything listed in her editorial.
Goals are benchmarks. They’re the first downs that help us inch closer to the end zone. Scoring a touchdown is great, but what about winning the Superbowl? We ought to set attainable goals in the morning, but how could we expound on this exercise and take things a step further? We adopt an investors mindset.
A week ago, I asked my friend Maria to list 3-5 things that would motivate her jump out of bed with fervor. I’m sure that if I surveyed 100+ random people, and asked the same question posed to Maria, the responses would vary. The answers received would range from a million dollars, elimination of debt, a fairytale fortress, Lamborghini or any other grandiose thing you could think of.
Seriously, if each lucky contestant received all 3-5 wishes, would it be enough? Maybe. Maybe not. Think about the question at hand: which 3-5 things would motivate you to pop out of bed like a jack in the box??
However, think carefully about the things you desire. A one time wish granted is only valid if it has the potential to grant more wishes. How would you feel if you got the bargain you craved on Black Friday? Stoked for sure! But by Friday of the following week, if not sooner, the excitement would have certainly subsided.
A long-term stratagem for excellence.
I urge you to NOT wish for a glass of milk but opt for the cow instead. Reject the wham bam thank you, ma’am mindset and seek a spouse or committed partner. Someone who can and will create bedroom magic night in and night out. Take the million dollars in cash and invest in YOURSELF and in assets, not in shopping. Wish for something lucrative and play the game of multiplication, not division.
World-renowned author and investor, Robert Kiyosaki, is a strong proponent for investments in cash generating assets. A monetary gain is great, but better when continuous cash flow is produced. Again, think like an investor!
If the thought of possessing a Lamborghini is powerful enough to produce Adolescent Christmas Eve night jubilation, then go for it. But what are you doing to get what you want? Wishing is just a fraction of the battle. To earn the Gold Medal, we must plan and set goals. Let your goal serve as a muse that will motivate you to wake up with a smile.
My wish is that this message will serve as sufficient motivation. Take it and choose something that would multiply your money. First, reproduce your wealth, then buy the car; you’ll still have plenty cash left over after your purchase. Once you’ve earned your dream machine, castle, or whatever else you can’t live without, you’ll see that the possibilities are endless.
Perhaps a single score in the end zone will be the muse i.e the single push to get your motor running. Allow it to motivate you to score more points. Use it to devise more goals. And employ it to ultimately awaken with enthusiasm and happiness each and every morning.
Keep on shining,