Success Starts With Rising From Your Free Trial Of Death
Getting up is the first step.
Congratulations, you woke up today.
For some, it’s just another day. They can pop out of bed like a blood rush doesn’t exist, drink a cup of coffee like caffeine-induced anxiety doesn’t exist, then go to work and actually enjoy it.
For others, like me, by the time those other people are halfway through their jobs — I barely got a leg out of bed.
Success is at my computer, about two people lengths away from me. I don’t actually have a tape measure — I’m measuring by how many normal-sized people could realistically lay flat between me and my computer. Assuming I had two basketball players, I would say, maybe one and a half.
Others like me know what it takes to succeed. It’s in our head. Unfortunately, it shares the same space with the part of our brain that has completely given up. It’s like the brain was a conjoined twin where one twin was ambitious and ready to succeed, and the other was a fish out of water that couldn’t die.
Fortunately, I have a couple of tips on how to get up after waking up from your free trial of being unaware that you exist in the first place.
Move One Leg
It only starts with one leg. You know those Facebook quotes about life that people post but never follow. You know, the ones people comment like “Wow, so inspirational!” as they’re laying lethargically on their couch while not being ready to be inspired by that quote at all? Those Facebook posts usually go on some nonsense about “taking one step.” Well, think about moving one leg as that “one step.” If you can manage to move at least one leg in the first 15 minutes of waking up, then congratulations, you’re on your way to millions.
Find Your Phone In One Try
Some people have a set spot where they put their phones every night. We defunct people have them as well, but we fall asleep with them every night flooding our eyes with blue light and complaining about insomnia — that the phone ends up anywhere once we wake up. If you can reach for your phone without patting the bed like you were a kneading cat, then congratulations, success is in your future.
Cut Your Existential Crisis To Only 30 Seconds
Finally, you need to train your brain out of having an existential crisis for the first hour you’re awake. Start with going down to 45 minutes, then go down to 30 minutes, then have a weird spurt of motivation and not have it at all, then cut it down to 30 seconds. We all have those days where we have that weird jolt of motivation. We clean our rooms, maybe get a new haircut, and start a diet. Of course, that all goes out the window the next day, but at least we tried.
It’s only a matter of time until we break out of our shells and become a little more than average.
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