How Early is Early?
Waking-up at an hour of rare-air, before the rest of the world wakes up gives a unbeatable kick. The hour between 5-6 is the time of rare-air that is infused with positivity, charge and immense power. Leverage it to do things helping you create inner world class.
Members of the 5am Club?
The most productive and successful people on the planet know the secret & benefits of waking early: Right from Prime Minister Modi, Vishwanathan Anand, Lewis Hamilton, Barack Obama, Richard Branson, Akshay Kumar, Tim Cook, the list goes on.
My Ridiculous Excuses
Before I got addicted to this ritual, my excuses ranged from "its not for me", "it's for the noble/ most successful / older people", to what do I have to wake up that early & achieve anyway? But guess what, realisation hit me in the face, just wake up early & you identify opportunities to achieve the unimaginable. Join the club of these world class personalities, emulate their success strategies and enter the top 5% of Mastery in your field.
The Secret Success Strategy : The Most productive hours , is the time between 5-8 and if used well, the day & the world is available for you to conquer. Specifically, use the time between 5-6 for M.R.I - (Movement, Reflection and Improvement ) in slots of 20/20/20 minutes
# 1 Movement - A healthy fit body gives you incredible vitality to take on the day. Run, spot jog or skip and get yourself to be super fit which also requires lesser sleep at night.
# 2 Reflection - Sufficient Time invested in intense introspection, meditation and engaging with your core gives you a head start that keeps you boldly ahead in your game. Planning your day out before the world has even woken up, relaxes you and readies you for the new day, new situations & new opportunities.
# 3 Improving - Daily investment in retooling whether personally or professional gives you the Edge of Excellence. Use this time wisely, either in intense learning a new skill, studying a new craft and/or smartly aligning yourself to your goals & options available.
Wake up early & I guarantee you, Your personal productivity & overall happiness will shoot the roof. You will have new found time to do everything and will find The Calm Vs The Rush in the daily activities of the day.
Abandon the initial defense
Be clear you have goals to achieve, know you have it in you to achieve them & do everything it takes to break out of the inertia. Set your alarms with blaring sound chimes, place it in an alternate room or anything else that gets you to jump out of bed ! Get past the initial hurdle and you're already on the path of world class, with the likes of Plato, Steve Job, Indra Nooyi, Howard Schultz & more.
Make it your Personal Ritual of Excellence
Latest studies reveal, it takes 7 days to form an interest, 21 days to form a habit and 66 days to form a ritual. It's not will-power but a ritual that make anything long lasting. Get up & get on with the 30/20/10 ritual for 66 days & achieve a state of automated success! I guarantee you. Because it's worth it. Because if not now, when?
I invite you to give your valuable Self this precious gift of waking up early and open yourself to an unrealised world of a legendary lifestyle. Positively sustained daily habits go a long way. Do it. For yourself.
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