You’ve heard that, right? Folks talk about it all the time.
What about the most important day of your life?
Mark Twain once said something to the effect of “the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”
Most important day. Most important year. Most important decade. Most important century.
What about going the other way … what’s the most important hour?
Not in history.
I mean in any given day.
Of course, like most things, it probably depends on who you ask.
It’s the first hour of your day.
What you do in that first hour defines exactly who you are.
Do you get up and exercise?
What you do in that first hour defines exactly who you are … but also who you want to be.
If you want to make a change in your life, start making it in that first hour. The rest of the day will fall into place.
If you want to get more fit, start exercising in the morning.
Want to be a better student? Do a bit of studying in that first hour.
Want to start your own business? Dedicate that first hour of your day to it.
No matter what it is, spend your first hour working on achieving your goals, doing things that matter to you.
Because let me tell you … if you can have the discipline to do something first thing in the morning, you’ll hit your goals. I promise.
I’m not perfect in this myself. There’s a reason I’m writing this post at 5pm instead of 5am. I’m horrible at mornings.
I’ll be honest: most days I get up 20 minutes before I have to leave. I get dressed, snag my belongings and lunch and head out. By the time I start teaching most days, I’ve not even been awake for a full hour.
I need to improve.
So … today I’m issuing you a personal challenge, one I’ll be doing, too:
Dedicate the first hour of your day to the Most Important Things.
And keep me accountable, too! This post was originally an email – I feel like sending you an email is one of the most important things I do all day.
Check when I send it.
Tomorrow’s will be *before* school.
It’ll be tough – like I said, I’m horrible at mornings.
But it’s worth it.
What does your First Hour look like?
Keep me accountable!
Also get daily study tips and emails like this one. That's cool too.