This morning, this post came across from Michael Hyatt. This is good, really good. Definitely worth the three of four minutes it will take to read.
This is exactly what I am trying to do this year. One of my goals is to put the things I struggle with first in the day. For the past couple weeks, I have been getting up at 5:45 and forcing myself downstairs to the office. I make a cup of herbal tea and read scripture for 30 minutes. Just the act of doing that makes my day go so much better.
I used to think I could read scripture at the end of the day, before I went to bed. Some days it happened, some days it didn’t. When it did happen, I would read until I fell asleep, which was about three minutes. Getting through one chapter was difficult. Remembering what I read was even more difficult. Now, before the world wakes up, I am hitting my targets and actually doing what could actually be called “study”.
The side benefit? When I get ready for bed at night, I can reach for a novel to read without any guilt or inner-turmoil at all. I have slain the dragon long before. I have walked around the entire day, a little taller, proud I have already slain my dragon for the day. Thanks for the great advice, Michael.