Every morning, I wake up and sit at this desk from 9am to 4:30pm.
I get started on “work” work around 10am.
But the work part isn’t what matters.
What matters is from 9am to 10am.
During this time, I sit, and read, and think.
Before your eyes glaze over, don’t worry, I’m not gonna be too much of a 25-year-old millennial and tell you how crucial it is to have some 14-step, non-practical morning routine.
But I am gonna recommend you find some time of your day to sit, and breathe, and think. Self-examine what you’re doing and about to do. Could be 5 minutes, could be 50 minutes.
Instead of getting the thinking process going myself, I like to read something to start churning the rusty wheels inside my head (or to quiet the Formula 1 racer).
For you, I hope it sometimes comes from reading this blog or my weekly emails.
Other people serve this purpose for me, so I feel the best thing I can do is return the favor to someone else.
Everyone is constantly buzzing with things they need to be doing each day without taking a step back to realize if those things are even worth doing.
Maybe they are, or maybe they aren’t.
But I can promise if you sit, and breathe, and think, for even just a few minutes a day ⏤ you’ll get a little bit closer to figuring it out.