Lighting Your Fire – #1

Do you look forward to the start of each new day? Are you excited when you go to bed because of what’s in store for you when you awake?

Probably NOT.

You more than likely lay in bed and resist the world……hitting snooze a thousand times before you finally decide to make a go at it.

Like my daughter, who obviously partied too hard with Barbie and Co.


But here’s the rub. Does that sound like an enjoyable way to go through life?

There has been a lot of content published on morning rituals that will help improve your overall productivity and give you a boost for starting the day.

Things like exercise, reading, meditation, and journaling may all help elevate the enjoyment levels you experience throughout the day, providing more happiness in your life. Personally, I love all of those.

I mean, who doesn’t want to think of life like this?

But let’s not get too crazy. Remember, the question was simple. Do you enjoy getting out of bed?

Are you JAZZED up to start every single day?

That’s the goal!

It’s possible and the people that do this are getting massive outcomes from taking advantage of a simple notion—–> Find something to fall in love with.

Something that will get you out of bed in the morning with a smile on your face.

Now that I’m there, it makes me wonder why anyone would live a life where they dread the start of each new day.

The reality is this.

You have a FIRE within you that needs lit.

And it may only take 15 minutes each morning to get you AMPED and ready to take on the day.

It could be a nice walk with some thoughts of gratitude, or a nice warm candle lit bath to relax in.

For me, it was playing racquetball. A friend and I started two and a half years ago and we are still at it. Getting exercise, having fun, and deepening our friendship.

I couldn’t exercise in the morning to save my life, but playing racquetball is something that I really enjoy.

And here’s the cool part. That simple routine has led me down some beautiful roads.

I now routinely perform some combination of reading, writing, meditating, stretching, working out, playing, planning my day or fueling my body each and every morning.


And I love every second of it. Like literally, I can’t wait to go to bed.

I go into Friday’s being jazzed up for Monday mornings.

You just called BS, but it’s true. I love the weekends but really am excited to get back to the grind come Monday morning.

The burden of proof lies in the simple question. Do you look forward to each new day?

If the answer is no, is that really how you want to live the rest of your life?

Create a routine now that you can fall in love with. It may take some work at first, but you owe it to yourself.

This week is dedicated to giving you the 5 simple actions/ideas that have had the most profound impact on my life. Click HERE for Lighting Your Fire – #2 -> The power of feeding your brain the right inputs.

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-chad shipley


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