I’ve been trying to wake up early every day for the past week. (By early, I mean 8am. I’m usually never up before 9. By that I mean I’m in bed till 11.)
I do this because I figure that I’ll have more time to write. So much of my work day is spent building websites, planning, writing for other people.
Writing for myself at the end of the day can feel like squeezing water out of a rock. It’s less than ideal.
In Choose Yourself by James Altucher, he writes that one should “love yourself enough to choose yourself”.
And that’s what I’ve been trying to do.
Because when I think about it, if I had to wake up early for a job that someone else had paid me to do, I would. If I had to forgo sleep to fix one of my ecommerce websites, I would.
So why wouldn’t I devote the same kind of energy into a thing that I claim to want so badly.
“Take control of your work, your life, your art. The tools are out there. Now you just need to use the tools inside yourself,” writes Altucher.
So every morning I think, choose yourself and then I roll out of bed.