Have you joined the 5am Club yet?

Date published: Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

We are now entering into that time of the year where the novelty of the new year is starting to wear off. This is the time when most people drop the ball. The diet goes, the exercise regime goes, those big projects suddenly take a back seat and before you know it, you've forgotten about all of your goals until the next new year comes along.

In my experience there's generally two types of people when it comes to goal setting:

* Those who don't bother with it.

* Those who do write down goals, but cast them to the side once the novelty factor has worn off.

Now, I'm not Tony Robbins and I have no interest in being a life coach for anyone. However, I will say this much - if you don't have any goals written down then you're basically like an old sailing boat, drifting about the ocean with no sails. Hey, I suppose that could be a cool vibe if you're happy to just drift around the universe aimlessly for the rest of your life. However, if you want to actually achieve something remarkable (and I'm not saying that I have yet!) then having clearly defined, written down goals is absolutely critical.

Personally speaking, I got into goal setting around the year 2000 - after my dad died. It seemed like a good time to get my life in order. Did it work? Absolutely not! For about fifteen years, I have been a highly motivated idiot, driving myself deeper and deeper into debt and never actually getting anything done. This has all changed within the last three months.

What I have discovered is that the only way to actually got things done these days, in style and ahead of schedule is to join the 5am Club. That means getting up early - well before the rest of the world has woken up. Look, I'm not saying that I am in any way more successful than you or anyone. What I can tell you though, is that every morning I'm now getting up early and working. More than that, I'm checking my goals for the year every single day.

Yes, it's true - I have NOT achieved anything remarkable yet and my vibe is humble. However, I can tell you that for the first time in my life I think I have a good chance of achieving all of my goals for the year - well ahead of schedule. Now, I'm not going to bore you with my goals but I think it's safe to say that some of them are extremely ambitious.

Anyway, I've probably done enough amateur life coaching for one day. I just want to leave you with two very simple recommendations which will change your life:

1. If you have not done so already, write down ten amazing things that you'd like to achieve over the next year. Be bold and dare to dream!

2. Read the book, "The 5am Club" and commit to getting up early so that you can work on your goals. There's a link in the book club section of the site and you can download the Kindle version of the book, directly from Amazon, for free.

Stay cool and keep on rocking.

DC

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