by Jake Thompson

Be the One

How do you wake up in the morning? Do you grumble and growl searchi...

How do you wake up in the morning?

Do you grumble and growl searching in the darkness for the source of that incessant alarm buzz? Do you rollover and kiss your loved one good morning? Do you hit the snooze button to sleep “just 5 more minutes…” Or do you hear that alarm ring and instantly think “It’s game time. Let’s go.”?

How we start each day affects how the rest of our day goes. I’m a firm believer that life is not about how we start, but how we finish. But each day? Each day depends on the attitude you take into it. How do you greet the morning? Do you just want to survive it? Please God, just get me to 5pm… Or do you desire its adventure? Ok Tuesday, bring it on…. I saw this tweet by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson this past weekend and loved it:

“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devils says, “aww damn…they’re up”The Rock

Be that person that the devil fears in the morning. Be that person that is the first to rise, focused on the day. Be that person who defines hustle. Be that person that the devil hates having to chase down each day because you’re determined to make a positive difference in the world around you. Be that person that others look to during the 5:30am workout and say: “How in the world are they smiling at this hour?” “What did they eat for breakfast to have this much focus and energy this early?” “Is it Wheaties? If not, how can I get my hands on what they have?”

Competing every day starts when that alarm clock goes off. Every second of every day, right? Wake up with a vengeance, ready to tackle the day. As the Rock says, “Boots to Asses.”

Make the devil hate rising early to chase you and pay for ever trying to cross you.

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