Jan 102012
 

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.

  • Mark Thornhill

    Dan,

    Very good idea… the world wouldn’t have hold on thoughts first thing in the a.m. The mind is sharp, rested, and ready to learn. Thanks for the great idea.

  • http://www.thomstratton.com Thom

    That’s about the only time that works for me, too. Any other time is unpredictable, but oddly enough I don’t find too many people demanding my attention at 5:30 am (well, other than the cats, but they’re easily bought off).

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