30 Days of Boundaries: Day 1 - Wake Up


What time did you wake up today? What time did you wake up yesterday? Was it the same time? Do you use an alarm or do you naturally wake up, if you're one of those people? I sometimes can wake up at the same time, but I depend on an alarm, and my hunch is you do, too. The reason why I'm asking what time you woke up is part of the things that make you successful in life is consistency. It is a boundary. Being consistent in how you do things actually frees you up to do more.

Work with me on this for a minute. I'm not against sleeping in, and sometimes your body will tell you that you need more rest because of the variety of things that you're working on, or how life is extra-challenging at this particular time and moment. But my hunch is if you were consistent in what you did every day, you would find actually more energy and more time to do things that you want to do. For one, I try to get up at the same time every day. Not always successful. I'm sure you're not either, but your body gets used to rhythms, and if you can train your body to be in the same type of state day after day, over time you will see some incredible results. It's part of my Six Step Eating Your Successful Mornings by doing the same things routinely over and over again.

Some people are organized. Some people keep their keys in the same basket, while others keep them other places. I'm not telling you where to keep your keys. That's your last couple lessons, possibly, if you need help on finding your keys. Long story short, what you want to focus on ultimately in your life is really designing it and designing it in such a way where you can figure out what is the best thing for me to do in order to be successful, and eliminate the rest. New Year's Resolutions come and go. Changes in how you behave and how you act in your daily work life takes time to change, because you've been doing things the same way for a long time, so if you change things, it's going to be a little bit more difficult in order to fix those things and get them to be a little bit more efficient. In my free ebook, How to Have Successful Mornings, I talk a bit more about this.

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