Picture this… It’s early morning – you’re already up and raring to go. Maybe you’re out the door as soon as the sun is up, on your bike and meeting your friends. Or maybe you’re parked in front of the TV watching cartoons with a big bowl of Cocoa Pebbles. The whole day is brimming with possibilities.
Now, same scene, different morning. Your alarm has gone off 4 times, and you keep hitting the snooze button. Your mom has been in twice to tell you to get out of bed. You snuggle up deeper into your covers and pull them over your head. You are not interested in getting this day started.
Same person, two different scenarios. The difference? The first is during summer vacation, the second, during the school year. Maybe you were one of those kids that loved school the whole year, so you maybe can’t relate to the second scene. But I’m guessing most of you can.
So here’s my question – is your daily life now more like summer vacation or a long, boring school year? Do you jump out of bed, even on Monday morning, and start the day thrilled with the possibilities? Or do you hit the snooze button over, and over, and dread getting out of bed?
Ask any successful person, or read interviews with some of the folks you admire who are living the dream – and every one will talk about how excited they are to start their day. It never seems like work, because it’s not really work if you enjoy it.
Take a look at your own day. If you’re up and buzzing with excitement about what it has to offer, that’s awesome. You’re living the dream. If not, imagine what it would be like. Then remember this…
If you can image it, you can create it. Write out that perfect day, and make some plans about how to achieve it.
The goal – making every day a summer vacation day…