The early bird can have the worm

“The early bird can have the worm, because worms are gross and mornings are stupid.”

‘You have to rise early to be successful’…

So I keep seeing, but is that all true?

Do you have to be part of the 5am club in order to achieve things?

There are some benefits of course, you can get more done, the rest of the world isn’t up yet, no distractions, You could essentially get a workout in, have breakfast and get the most important stuff done before 9am and have the rest of the day to do other stuff…

But if you anything like me then getting up at 5am is just plain useless,

In the book ‘The Power of When’ Dr Michael Breus Catergrizes humans into 4 main animal types (Dolphin, Lion, Bear and Wolf)

Dolphins and Lions are the early risers, whereas bears (Most of the population) their sleep and creative pattern falls more in line with the standard 9-5…

Then there are the wolves

‘Wolves have a medium sleep drive, they are nocturnal hunters.
There’s no way that a Woolf will wake up with a single alarm or go through the day without a few cups of coffee.

Wolves are moody pessimists, but they are also incredibly creative individuals.

They are impulsive and adventurous but tend to overdramatize from time to time and react with emotional intensity.

They prioritize pleasure before all, which is why they’d rather sleep than work in the morning.

They are most alert sometime around 7 p.m., and most productive late at night.

They have no idea why society is organized the way it is.’

(Summery copied for 12-minute blog)

The point is if your an early riser than enjoy your worms, if you’re more like a wolf, then make sure you utilise your most creative time in the evening and don’t waste it on the tv.

No.

No.

You and I are incomplete people.

To become compleat we have to try new experiences, say something, go somewhere different…

Why…

New situations activate genes and these genes activate proteins that build new structures in the brain

So doing the same things over and over again we never activate these genes and remain incomplete

The more we do the same things over and over the harder, it is for us to try/say/do new things.

Like saying No for instance.

The more you say yes the harder it is for you say no, Like when your boss asks you to work overtime and you know you don’t want to…

But you say yes anyway, the next time your boss asks you, the chances are you’re going to say yes again.

And by the time your boss asks you to do something ridicules like working 40 hours for free… Your brain isn’t structured to say no.

The same is true when you’ve just joined the gym but your friends are asking you to go out again, you really don’t want too… What do you say?

Rebuild your brain
So you can rebuild yourself.

This is the power of silence, Grow silently

A seed grows with no noise, but a tree falls with huge sound, Destruction is loud but creativity is silent, This is the power of silence, Grow silently

I’m gonna
I’m gonna
I’m gonna

No, you’re probably not

I’ve had conversations like this all the time and looking back I’ve said my fair shares of I’m gonnas

I lot of them the ‘Not’ Was silent

I’ve also been on the receiving end of someones I’m gonna

There ‘Not’ Was also silent

I find it more powerful now to just say oh yeah I’ve done this by the way

And show the work I’ve actually done

If your ‘im gonna’ has gone on for over a week and you haven’t done anything to get started

Just tell your sell your full of shit and move on

At least then you can do something of use with yourself

A divided mind will fall 

A divided mind will fall  – Garret J White

When you want change but you’re scared of change, You will not change.

The fear will consume you, you will seek the comforts of what you know.

Rather than the uncertainty of change.

You will battle yourself daily, knowing that you should do something different but the voice in your head won’t let you.

You want change, you need to be certain that you want it, you can’t be torn between change and comfort (Old and New can’t live together remember) because comfort will win.

If your mind is split, dive deeper into why you want to change, take a look 5,10, 15 years down the line, how does your life look if you stay the same…

“I am”

‘I Am’…

Possibly the strongest and truest statement you can make…

Are the words that follow ‘I am’

As soon as that statement has been made, Your mind will go out of its way to make that statement appear true, pointing out things that confirm your belief and filtering out the stuff that it thinks you don’t want to see…

So be careful when your ‘I am’ follows this path…

I am a failure,
I am a terrible writer
I am fat
I am destined for bad stuff to happen to me
I am [Bad Thing Here]

You are if you say you are, so make it…

I am – A success
I am – Fit and Healthy
I am – destined to be stronger than the bad stuff that happens to me
I am… A Titan (Originally written for my companies FB page – Titan Strength Academy)