Often, the problem isn't the problem, but it's a symptom of a bigger problem. We need to ask ourselves: What is the problem, really? Is it waking up in the morning, or is it something else? How can we deal with that, first?
You see, I've been getting up earlier and earlier these days. Not by choice, mind you. If I had my druthers, I'd be sawing wood until 9 or 10 o'clock in the morning. Which is not all that unusual since I stay up way past midnight. And have the sleep patterns of a teenager.
The article is designed to make not only its readers feel bad, but also some of the CEOs included in it. Just think how awful Unilever CEO Paul Polman must have felt when he realized his 6am rising time is simply not good enough.
There is a traditional saying that the mind takes its shape from whatever it rests upon. For better or worse. Instead of resting it upon planning, worrying, or stressing about your day, how about taking a little time to receive and embrace something more positive?
Visualize completing goals you are working to accomplish just before you fall asleep. Allowing your subconscious to work for you while you sleep can give you that extra advantage you've been dreaming of for years!
What's the very first thing you do when you wake up? If your answer is "check my email," "curse my alarm clock," or "start making a to-do list," you are missing the chance to begin your day with the sense of peace and purpose that will give you focus.
How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, and essentially how you live out your life, which is why I believe an effective morning routine can transform your outlook and make an epic difference in your life.