October 19, 2016 – Joel’s Journal

It sucks, but it’s worth it.

What sucks? Well, crawling out of bed at 6 a.m. when really I could sleep for another two hours beneath the thick sheets and warmth of my bed.

Some mornings, it’s not so bad. Perhaps I got a good night sleep the night before, or I’m just really excited for the day and I can be up and out of bed so fast, the bird on my windowsill doesn’t even notice me.

Most days though, it’s a struggle and sometimes I lose.

I’m not a superhuman, though I wish I was.

The alarm will go off and I’ll hit the snooze button, roll over and grab 10 more minutes of sleep. Then the process will repeat itself until, oh shit, no time for writing, I’ve got to go to work.

I always feel a little bit off on those days, a little bit down, like I’ve already started off the day behind the eight ball.

Not today though.

It’s not even 7 a.m. and I’m already half-way done this post, finished breakfast and the coffee is just waiting to be poured. Take that Wednesday.

I honestly think starting the day off with a win like this is key. On the days when I don’t wake up, my brain always tells me that missing one day of early morning work isn’t going to make much of a difference.

“Sleep in, Joel, you deserve it.”

But when those days turn into two, or three, or four in a week, then really, I’m not moving too fast toward my end-goals and that always pushes me into a state where I start to think that perhaps I can’t really do this whole becoming a best-selling author thing.

Then there’s mornings like this, where I can kick that voice in the nuts, and punch all my goals directly in the face and say, you know what…

I got this.

Thanks for reading, I hope you’re feeling as jazzed up as me now

J.J.W.

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