The scene: 5:30 am this morning… I’m reading by lamplight in the living room. I’m on a roll, three days, of getting up before 6am to read and write. It’s not a hardship, it’s a special treasure. To have that quiet and focused time to work on myself, my mental game, my OPS.
I hear a sound break the quiet. Click… Click…. CLICK CLICK
It is the sound of our oldest Bulldog Zeus coming down the hall. His nails clicking on the hardwood floor. Mom is up, so Zeus is up.
I don’t mind. I know he will just assume is second, morning napping position on the couch. The next sound disturbing the silence is his snoring. He is just as loud as any grown man. But I like his company.
The book I’m reading is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. I highly recommend, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. All about mental toughness. Get it, read it, trust me.
I’m taking notes. Filling up pages fast. I’ve hit that zone where my mind is on fire with realizations and ideas. I can’t write them down fast enough.
Blam! Blam! Blam! A car alarm is going off. Should I look out the window to see what is going on? Nope, just ignore it. Keep writing.
Thump, pause…. Thump. The cats are up. They think we should all join them. They like to race in the morning. From one end of the house to the other. They chase each other.
Am I distracted yet? Nope, still in the zone. Another chapter read. More notes…
Michaela’s light comes on. She needs help with her hair, as she does everyday. Can you believe SCRUNCHIES are back in???? Never thought the day would come.
I like knowing that when Michaela wakes up she sees me reading… and writing… she’ll learn what it takes to always be learning and growing. A lifelong habit we want to pass down to her.
I sit back down. I’m officially distracted. I doodle a scrunchie on the page of notes. It takes me about 5 minutes to get back to deep work.
In the next hour I write an entire case study about a recent sale we completed to use in our marketing for new listings. It is amazing what you can get done while still being distracted.
Good Morning! No Excuses Today!