8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. 


Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.

How do you move forward?

If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered — wondering where all that time went.

As Professor Harold Hill has said — “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”

Rethinking Your Life and Getting Out of Survival Mode

This article is intended to challenge you to rethink your entire approach to life. The purpose is to help you simplify and get back to the fundamentals.

Sadly, most people’s lives are filled to the brim with the nonessential and trivial. They don’t have time to build toward anything meaningful.

They are in survival mode. Are you in survival mode?

Like Bilbo, most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread. Unfortunately, the bread is not even our own, but someone else’s. Very few have taken the time to take their lives into their own hands.

It was social and cultural to live our lives on other people’s terms just one generation ago. And many millennials are perpetuating this process simply because it’s the only worldview we’ve been taught.

However, there is a growing collective-consciousness that with a lot of work and intention — you can live every moment of your life on your own terms.

You are the designer of your destiny.

You are responsible.

You get to decide. You must decide — because if you don’t, someone else will. Indecision is a bad decision.

With this short morning routine, your life will quickly change.

It may seem like a long list. But in short, it’s really quite simple:

  • Wake up
  • Get in the zone
  • Get moving
  • Put the right food in your body
  • Get ready
  • Get inspired
  • Get perspective
  • Do something to move you forward

Let’s begin: 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. – The Mission – Medium

6 thoughts on “8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. ”

  1. I’m a morning person and glad about it! 🙂

    I’m glad you included inspiration and perspective in your list. Honestly, I almost overlooked them as I skimmed the list. Now I regret to admit it! I think they’re sooo important and can mean the difference between a day full of moping around and allowing myself to get distracted, and a day of productivity.

    On another note, great title! You had me hooked! Thanks for another practical post, my friend! xx

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      1. Actually, I was just wondering along the lines of inspiration and perspective… is there any particular reason you put them in that order? Or does it make no difference?

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        1. Great question! I think inspiration and perspective go hand in hand. You have to get motivated, the light bulb has to come on, or you must be inspired to consciously become aware of your perspective of the world at any given moment. When you pay attention to the way you’re looking at things, you can change the things your looking at by altering your perspective – for example: by accepting things as they are and finding ways to be grateful about whatever you’re experiencing – you are able to raise your mood to a more positive level – suddenly, the world around you starts to look better – making room for fresh inspiration to find you. Hope that makes sense 🙂


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