Wake Up Before 5AM and Take a Cold Shower. I Mean it. You Lazy Ass.
There are the 3 things that make me lazy.(maybe you as well)
- ‘Lying in Bed’
- ‘Social Media’(it can be replaced with ‘Watching TV’ or ‘Watching Youtube’.)
These are like the members of the Avengers.
Each is powerful.
When all the three “members” above join forces, they can do anything. They are unstoppable.
They become the insanely powerful gravitational force that pull you down 100 times harder than usual.
You know what I mean, if you ever have watched TV in bed, feeling the warmth under the blanket and stroking down the back of your dog lazily with one hand.
I am gonna be a loser. And you are also going to be a loser, WHEN and IF we get submitted to these bad boys.
We need to do something about it.
These are the 3 things that make my ass move.(maybe yours as well)
- ‘Waking Up Early’ (opposite of ‘Lying in Bed’)
- ‘Cold’ (opposite of ‘Warmth’)
- ‘Work’ (opposite of ‘Social Media’, ‘Watching TV’, or ‘Watching Youtube’)
“The moment the alarm goes off is the first test; it sets the tone for the rest of the day.
The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back to sleep?
If you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win — you pass the test.
If you are mentally weak for that moment and you let that weakness keep you in bed, you fail.
Though it seems small, that weakness translates to more significant decisions.
But if you exercise discipline, that too translates to more substantial elements of your life …”
— an excerpt from ‘Extreme Ownership’ by Jocko Willink, a former Navy SEAL
I hardly have the memories of being lazy after waking up early.
Below is what I am doing on Twitter these days to hold myself accountable and hopefully spread the vaccine to laziness.
I take a cold shower every morning and every night.
I do my things like brushing my teeth in the shower with the warm water at first. And I always end with the cold water for 30 seconds.
There are lots of health benefits of cold exposure backed up by science.
But, above all, it alerts and energizes my spirit without a single exception, so that I can go out and crush my day.
There’s no room for laziness after cold shower.
It works like a drug. Try it, please.
Get to Work First
While escapism and entertainment in our lives matter, these are the luxuries, not the essentials.
What’s essential is good old-fashioned ‘work’.
If you are a student, study. If you are a writer, write. If you are a coder, code. FIRST.
Earn it, and enjoy it. Not the other way around.
When you have the experience of having the luxury of living in a gargantuan mansion with all the butlers waiting on you, you would never want to come back down to a small studio apartment, where you actually belong.
Thus, be humble and don’t taste the luxury first. You can experience it later after work.
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[If you liked this, you would love this article of mine: ‘Work First and Then Rest. Not the Other Way Around. And Here’s the Catch.’]