Dan Lok Education Weekly Post
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Do you HATE the sound of your damn alarm clock?
Forcing yourself out of bed, puffy eyes, brain full of fog, frustrated and grouchy…
Wouldn’t it just be great to doze back to sleep for a little longer?
“Just 10 more minutes. . .”
But no, apparently you’re not allowed to “if you want to be successful”. You’ve probably read things like the following on social media before:
“While successful people are up and at the gym, everyone else is still sleeping.” Or.
“Successful people have done more than most people do by 9 AM” Or.
“If you don’t wake up at 5 AM, kiss your chances goodbye.”
But is it true? Do you really need to wake up early to be successful?
Well, I’ll give you my thoughts in just a moment…
But first, let me just give you 2 great ways you can actually SUCCEED by hitting the snooze…
#1 The Visualization Snooze:
Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual. And when it goes off, hit snooze.
Then during this time before you’re fully awake, start to visualize yourself succeeding at your day and getting everything you want done.
The more sleepy and groggy, the better…
This works since you’re not fully awake yet, so the visualization can actually go straight into your subconscious.
This may take some practice, some night-before prep, and some testing to see what works best for you…
But it’s a great way to program your mind for success. And the results can be incredible if you stick to it.
Here’s another great way you can use the snooze button.
The ‘In-The-Groove’ Snooze:
Do you have something to do that you know you should be doing, but you’re doing everything you can to avoid it?
This is the perfect time to use the In-The-Groove Snooze.
When you have to do something you don’t want to do… just set an alarm for 2-minutes from now, and commit to working on what you don’t want to do for just those 2 small minutes…
For example. Say you’re reading this at 11:25 AM, and you have to do some work you really don’t want to do…
Just set an alarm for 11:27 AM and commit to working on it for 2 minutes.
When the alarm goes off, hit the snooze, and work on it for another few minutes.
And once you get into a groove, you may find yourself hitting the snooze button twice or even three times.
Then before you know it, you’ll finally be done the work you didn’t want to do.
Try it. You’ll be amazed how well this trick works.
But now.. let’s circle back to this whole idea “you should wake up early” garbage.
Do you have to wake up early to be successful?
No, I don’t think so at all.
Actually, if you’re one of those people that hates waking up early – you might be MORE successful the later you wake up.
What’s going on here?
Well, it’s true that some successful people like waking up early. But there are actually a lot of successful people who wake up late, and prefer to work late in the night..
I’m one of them. I’m a night owl. I LOVE late-night work. I find late evenings and nights the best times for me to think and get creative work done.
I’m not always my best in the early morning. So from my own experience, this idea that waking up early is needed to be successful is just a load of crap.
Here’s what really matters.
Success Is Not About Waking Up Early — It’s About Your Habits
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