“Mind over Mattress” — Robin Sharma
We, humans, are creatures of instant gratification. And because of that, you will try to find any possible excuse to sleep in, especially in the first several days of the habit. The biggest thing you need to know is that you will have to sacrifice a lot, particularly in the first month. And you have to be prepared for it.
You will have to pass on a couple of parties, you will experience energy drops and your productivity will suffer, at least in the beginning. You need to put yourself in the first place. And you do that by setting goals.
There are two reasons why goals are important:
Goals motivate us.
Having goals gives us the boost, whenever we want to surrender to the infamous snooze button.
The more emotion you add to your goal, the bigger the leverage will be. Not only for waking up but for everything else in your life.
Goals dictate our activities.
There are goals, and there are systems. Each one of your goals has a set of activities that need to be done to achieve the goal.