“A heart pulsating with great dreams and passionate desire is the best alarm clock imaginable.” – Sheryl Towers
I used to hate getting up in the mornings a few years ago. I would stay in bed until the last possible moment and arrive at work with no time to spare. The thought of leaping out of bed an hour or two early getting ready for work would have never occurred to me. The problem was the only joy I was getting happened to be the 5 minutes each week my boss handed me a paycheck. Now imagine a job that brought joy and pleasure into your life. In this case you would wake up with a burning desire to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
The easiest way to retire your alarm clock is to live your passion. Doesn’t matter if it’s building websites, flying planes, or worm farming because if it truly is your passion you’ll find a way to make it profitable. Unleashing your inner passion opens a flood gate of ideas and plans, so much so you won’t be able to escape! You’ll jump out of bed in the mornings so fired up about a project, coffee is no longer the top priority. The main complaint will be there isn’t enough hours in the day to get all your projects done. I’ve been know to get so excited about what I’m working on Monday turns into Wednesday and (insert funny joke about hygiene here)
Finding this purpose in life will lead to a laser focus that helps us reach our goals. The thought of spending hours in front of a television set, accomplishing nothing, will fill you with horror. You’ll become a master of using your time wisely, shutting out distractions and shunning activities that stand in the way of achieving your goals. The key to finding this purpose in life is to follow your passion and set a destination you want to reach. Passion is the engine that gets you moving, the destination is your GPS.
Still using an alarm clock? I challenge you to make a change and send that noisy paperweight into retirement!