Take a look around at those people you admire who are successful in life and seem to get a mountain of tasks completed. You know their secret?
They wake up earlier than you do.
It’s no secret really. Winners just wake up early and start their day off before you AND work on strategic tasks that help them reach their goals.
I have decided to join their ranks and join the 5 Club. The what?
I’m waking up at 5 am to work on specific tasks that will help me reach my life goals.
Reaching Goals Takes Time
We all have goals, yet who reaches them?
Answer: Those who devote enough time and energy to those goals.
How much time do you actually spend on your goals? Do you carve out time each day to make mico steps towards your life goals?
There is a lot to do, but only a few tasks each day really matter and make an impact on your life goals.
My Motivation for joining the 5 Club
I’ve got a lot on my plate, how about you?
Currently I’m working 40 hours, commuting 15 hours, maintaining a blog, am a husband and dad, helping out around the house, and assisting with a family business.
I can slice my tasks and responsibilities down to a certain level, but there still remains a large mound of important tasks that have to be done.
With my normal schedule, I just can’t seem to get it all done.
That is why I’ve decided to start waking up early during the week to tackle my important goals head on.
I was lagging with this for a long time. My wife claims she’s been telling me for years that winners wake up early, but I’m not a morning person so I always dismissed that idea quickly.
The breaking point has been not being able to exercise and write–both things that give me life and energy.
When I saw that my friend and YouTuber had joined the 5 Club, I had to jump in.
Wake up Early? (Why Not Stay up Late?)
Why not stay up late and just work on your goals?
I know, I used to feel the same way too. Yet-those tasks and goals that were personally important kept getting pushed lower down the priority list and never materialized into action.
By the end of the day I was tired and unmotivated and just want to watch reruns of Jimmy Fallon on Hulu.
5 AM is Tough: Preparation, Discipline, Planning
This club is not for the faint of heart. It takes preparation the night before to lay out your clothes, pack your lunch, and set your alarm.
When that alarm goes off when its dark and everyone else is sleeping it takes discipline and guts to roll out of bed.
I use an app called the 5 Club for i-Phone. Currently there isn’t a Android version, but I’m sure its in the works.
It takes planning to stay on task and figure out what tasks you should actually do. Currently I am writing 2-3 days and exercising 2 days.
My Experience with the 5 AM Club
I’m in my second week so far and I’ve been able to write a few articles and exercise 3x. This may not seem like a lot, but if I didn’t wake up early those things wouldn’t happen at all.
The 5 Club App only lets you check in at 5:00. If you try at 5:01, you’re late. The app will even send a notification to Facebook and you can see who else is waking up at that time too.
My wife is even getting in on the action and waking up a few days with me.
Can You Wake up at 5 AM?
If you’ve read this far, you must be thinking that waking up early could benefit you. Trust me, it works.
Why not try it? Download the 5 club app if you’ve got an apple on your phone or set your alarm for 5 am for the next morning.
Pick your important task and get to it. Avoid social media, email, TV, and other distractions. Just focus on those personal goals.
Go ahead and decide to be a winner and wake up early. You won’t regret your decision.
See you in the morning.
If you’ve decided to join the 5 AM club let us know in the comments what you’ll be doing with your time.