… and establish a morning routine. Sprinters don’t do cool-down laps before they race.

#720 71. … and establish a morning routine. Sprinters don’t do cool-down laps before they race.
Principle:
QUOTES:
[1] Scripture
[2] … and establish a morning routine.
Make sure you can get to that task as smoothly as possible. Pretend you’re an Olympic sprinter and your morning routine is like the warmup for a race. Don’t dawdle, don’t ease your way into your morning, and don’t make sure you get some “me” time (hey, sleep time is me time). Get up, get cleaned up, get fueled up–and start rolling.
My elapsed time from bed to desk is about 15 minutes (easy since my commute is two flights of stairs), so there’s not much I can improve. So I do something else; I get my most important task done before I check email.
Think about it this way: Sprinters don’t do cool-down laps before they race. Neither should you.
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NOTES:
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCES:
[1] Scripture
[2] #71, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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