Do You Have Trouble Getting Out of Bed in the Morning?
Jocko wakes up early. And by early, I mean EARLY…
GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET AFTER IT. GET pic.twitter.com/lrZzgriN8c
— Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) January 1, 2016
Jocko has a pretty simple philosophy for waking up early as you can see from his tweet above. GET AFTER IT. He talks about this and other disciplines in Episode #1 of his podcast – Jocko Podcast 1: Jocko & Echo (Discipline, Ownership).
Waking up early is an exercise in self discipline. So is making your bed. If you complete these two tasks, you will have started your day by accomplishing something. And this is important because you have just created momentum for the rest of your day. Take this momentum and go exercise. Take this momentum and eat a healthy breakfast. Take this momentum and meditate. Take this momentum and do anything.
So the next time you’re laying in bed struggling to get up, think about the momentum you can create, and GET AFTER IT.