The first day of 2015, I took a vow to be the best I've EVER been. I took some extreme actions that people may call insane, and that very few will understand. But, I understand the role sacrifice plays in success.
So many people lack the understanding that you must give in order to receive. In anything you wish to accomplish in this world there is a balancing act. Some could call it Yin and Yang, some may call it... give and take... some may call it sacrifice and success. It's all the same thing essentially.
I made the decision that I was absolutely NOT going to let anyone out grind me in anything I do. My mantra is money doesn't sleep!
I've put myself in a position to where I am now living this mantra down to every cell of my body.
Without a doubt, 2014 was a great year for me in many ways... I challenged myself mentally and physically. But 2015 I decided to turn it up a notch.
That is why I got rid of EVERY bed in my house, I gave them to various family members lol. Every room is bedless. None. Nada! Gone! Even if that means company won't spend the night, I dont care! Lol. I'm invested in my success.
Why? Because I want to revamp my work ethic and take it to the next level. I am reconditioning myself to survive in hustle mode. I absolutely will not let anyone out work me.
For me that meant getting rid of my beds. I will only rest when I feel I absolutely need the break in order to prevent myself from being burnt out.
I know this is a bit extreme and may be a little dangerous, but it is a risk I'm willing to take for myself and my family to make sure I make the most out of the 24 hours I get everyday.
So many nights are turning to mornings and my days are kind of running together now. But, I feel more energized than ever before. I'm not stagnant or stuck. I'm always taking action and only letting up from my hustle when absolutely necessary.
It's really hard to believe how much having a bed can really lower your productivity. No more watching movies in bed, no more reading books in bed, no more just LAYING in bed wasting time, and definitely no over sleeping... atleast for the next 6 months.
Something I've learned from studying other successful people, is when you're on a path to greatness you can't be afraid to lose sleep.
The hours of 11p.m.- 5a.m. are PEAK hours. That's when everyone else is sleeping and only the dedicated are still working.
How much do you think you could accomplish if you took advantage of those peak hours? Whenever your competition is in a deep slumber you're still in hustle mode.
I know giving up your bed may be a little extreme for you and certainly may not be called for to give you your extra boost, but I guarantee you that you have something in your daily routine that minimizes your potential productivity.
One golden rule when dealing with sacrifice... As the great Lance Armstrong said "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."...
Surely not having a bed is uncomfortable, and there are times where I can feel my body crying to lay in one but I have a vision that is strong enough for me to pacify my physical wants at the moment.
Never knew how our bodies could be so spoiled to comfort. Lol.
Thanks you for you time, have a successful 2015!