Waking up is hard to do but I want to win
No sleeping in if you want to win.

Jocko Willink has it right. Waking up when the alarm goes off is a pretty easy test to pass. You just have to wake up and get out of bed. Yes, I know that waking up is hard to do. Everyday I have this perception that I am not getting enough sleep. I always feel tired and I can’t focus. GUESS WHAT!? I got 8 hours of sleep last night.

What needs to change?

Honestly? I’m not sure. If you listen to some of the interviews that Jocko has given, this is the first step to be disciplined. Get up! I do believe that waking up earlier will be my biggest change and challenge.

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.


I think that starting this change, much like making my bed everyday, will make the type of personal changes that will positively impact my personal well-being (except for the initial feeling of tiredness from changing my routine).

I know that waking up early isn’t a new concept, but this last weekend, I woke up with the dog. She woke up at 5:30 am on Saturday and I wasn’t happy about it. However, I cleaned the kitchen, worked on the blog and started laundry. By the time the rest of the family came down about 9, I was ready to have fun!

5 Easy steps to wake up earlier

Take a look at the 5 steps to make waking up earlier a bit easier.

What have you done to wake up earlier? What works for you? I am starting this process tomorrow. Waking up early will take an adjustment, but I can’t wait until I get to see the benefits in my home and work life! By the way, have your started making your bed everyday?

If you are looking for more personal improvement ideas, take a look at some of the items I’ve saved on my Pinterest board.


Please leave me your words of wisdom. I have a lot of learning to do.

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