How Do You Start Your Day?
By Dayo Olomu
How do you start you day? Do you just wake up in the morning, have your
bath and go to work? If you answer yes to this question, may I say that
in this day and age, that is not how to start an eventful day?
Everyday spend time thinking about your future, your life, your values and your
choices. Decide where you are going and write it down. I do it early in
the morning; some of my clients do it before bed. Find what works out
best for you and use it.
I start my day with what I call the golden hour when I sharpen the mind by means of keeping myself
physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually fit. It is about
renewing yourself, which will in turn give you time to recreate
yourself and boost your confidence.
The first thing I do is to shape up spiritually by prayer, reading the Bible and reading a
booklet called "Word for Today" which I have been reading for years.
Then I move onto shaping myself physically by exercising. I do 50 press-ups
After that I shape up intellectually by reading a chapter of the book I am reading at the moment or anything
that will shape me intellectually.
During this process I look at my things to do for today list and allocate the ABCD strategy.
A is Action Now,
B is before the end of the day,
C is Can wait till tomorrow and
D is you delegate it or delete it
By the time my family wakes up I am ready to shape up emotionally. And we listen and dance to vibrant music together. The
favourite ones in the family are "A Higher Place" by Peyton, "Moving On
Up" by M People and "Move It" by Reel to Reel
May I also add that it is important you go to bed early to get a good night's sleep?
Benjamin Franklin noted that "early to bed, early to rise makes a man (or woman)
healthy and wise." Keeping an ambitious; rigorous daily schedule seems
to help. If you do what you've always done, you will get what you've
always gotten. I guarantee it!
Peak performance people know the value of controlling their daily direction. They know that
starting the day with some inspiration reading or vibrant music or
stimulating conversation will tend to invigorate the entire day. That is
why every motivational speaker recommends listening to tapes in the
morning, rather than the bad news on TV
Here are some Constructive Tips for everyday Planning that one of my teachers, Bob
Proctor taught me:
Plan your day "tightly." Schedule progressive action activities.
Schedule your outgoing telephone calls so they can be taken care of at one
sitting. There is less chance of finding busy lines early in the morning
or late in the afternoon.
Plan things that you can work on or think about while you are in transit or waiting around. Have material to read or
other constructive work handy for odd moments that inevitably crop up.
The best way to stop wasting your life is to plan your time. Plan tomorrow
tonight; don't wait for tomorrow morning.
Set your alarm back one hour and you will gain nine forty-hour weeks each year.
Sir Walter Raleigh who built the great tobacco empire was asked how he
accomplished so much in such a short time. Raleigh replied, "When there
is anything to do, I start it."
Don't look at a thing; Start it.
Don't imagine that it is difficult; Start it
Don't put it off for a day; Start it
Don't pretend that you must think it over; Start it
Don't start half-heartedly; put everything you can muster into your start."It can't be done," but with a
forceful start you can do it
You have probably done things throughout your life without using this extra force at the start.
Think how much more you could achieve by making an enthusiastic start at each
task, every morning.
Start your day with purpose.
This is me now: Some people are so pissed at me for not replying their comments...now they think I'm snobbish. Me snobbish? I
used to be...now I'm so busy chasing after other things that I don't
even remember what it is to be snobbish, how much more being it...
If I don't reply your comment, don't think I'm trying to diss you...I
appreciate you guys more than you know, I just don't remember to reply,
or maybe I just play down the importance of replying
comments...I apologise...I'll improve on that. Pls keep your
Meanwhile, the second edition of my Magazine...yeah, the same one I've been making a lot of noise about for
over six months...will be out in a week...
I'm so excited right now that I can't even continue typing...will bring you
all the details later.
Ciao for now! Muah!