I stretched both my legs out. Took a deep breath and ran past the houses before reaching the main road.
The street was empty. I could hear a whirring sound in the distance, probably from the highway in the distance. But the birds were chirping all around me.
All the recommendations, best practices, books, and podcasts preaching the BEST way to do something often don’t tell you the MOST important part – just because they have found one way is best for them, doesn’t mean it’s best for you.
As I reached the intersection I saw a few kids in uniforms heading to an early morning sports practice.
It was a few minutes before 6am. I kept running and soon reached the river.
I took a quick right turn to get off the road. Running on the dirt path felt so much better than on concrete.
To my left the river. To my right Japanese rice fields and fruit trees.
I couldn’t help but think how easy it would have been to stay in bed “just a few minutes longer.”
I’m sure you’ve had that feeling, right?
Could They All Be Wrong?
But sleeping in a bit isn’t good for you, they say. At least that’s what all the ‘best-practice’ articles are saying…that the only way to succeed is to get up early.
Or to write in a journal in the morning. Or to ________ (you fill in the blank).
Are they wrong? No.
Could all those articles and books possibly be giving us the wrong information? Yes and no.
Here’s the reality. There is no right or wrong.
If you want to stay in a bed a bit longer, go ahead.
We can toss around blame and play the game. But when we are honest with ourselves there is only one person that can take responsibility for our happiness and success – and that my friend, is ourselves.
If you want to get up at the crack of dawn to get more done, power to you.
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