5. Becoming an Early Riser
Thomas Jefferson woke up early every day. He said, "Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun." There was a fifty-year period in Jefferson's life during which the sun never caught him in bed. Jefferson had an appetite for action. He said, "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you." He also said, "Determine never to be idle. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." Another one of Jefferson's great quotes: "I'm a great believer in luck; and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Try getting up extra early for the next thirty days. When you wake up come up with several new ideas that inspire and motivate you. Jot down the first twenty ideas that come to mind. Circle the idea that is most important to you. To set that idea in motion, quickly brainstorm five specific actions you can take within twenty four hours and do them.