Your alarm sounds in the early morning hours and you rouse from your slumber to turn it off.
That’s your first action of the day—to make the incessant beeping stop.
But what’s your next move?
Rolling back over to for a little extra rest?
Telling yourself, “Just ten more minutes?”
Or do you spring to action?
Do you climb out of bed and start your day?
Truth be told, there’s nothing inherently wrong with sleeping in.
No one is going to look down on you because you choose to get up at the last possible moment before having to leave for work.
So why do it?
If sleeping in isn’t wrong, why give up the extra sleep?
You give up the comfort and warmth of your bed because among other things it sets the tone for your day.
How you respond to that first test sets you on a path. A path towards strength, action, and victory. Or a path towards timidity, reaction, and weakness.
There are two paths and the one you choose determines a great deal.