Last week I read an article about Robin Sharma and his 5 am club. As a habitual night person I expected to scoff at the idea at rising at the crack of dawn. To my big surprise I didn’t. Instead it made me think about how much I like those early morning hours when the world is quiet and serene. It also made a few lines of lyrics play in my mind the entire weekend.
“Step out into the dawn
You pray ’til, you pray ’til the lights come on
And then you feel like you’ve just been born”
(Heaven by Avicii)
Leading my to admit to myself that even though I mostly see that part of day from the other end. Meaning I haven’t gone to bed yet. The times I like 5 am the most, and get the the most out of it, is when I greet the dawn to live the day, not greet it and then go to sleep.
Now my curiosity where wide awake, so I went googling. And ended up reading articles, and watching a video Robin Sharma’s blog. Again I where in for a surprise, most self-help gurus raises my hackles. Sharma didn´t! The way he formulates himself in text, the way he talked on camera, the holistic approach to humans he seems to take.
Especially the two cited articles below resonated with me. ;-)
“The misfits Manifesto”
I love the line: everyone seems normal—until you get to know them.
All I’m saying in this message is this…
…The things that make you a misfit in the eyes of the majority are the very things that make you special [and great/beautiful/a standout].
These are your gifts.
“How to let go of your past forever”
Let us not confuse the end result with the rigorous journey. May we not be seduced by the temptation to think those of great success have gifts we don’t have.
And opportunities we’ll never see.
So today, please understand that everything you’ve experienced in the past
was necessary for you to become the person you are today.
Your pain has purified you. Your stumbles have strengthened you.
Your failures have fortified you. It’s all been a brilliant–and perfect– path,
even when you resisted it most.
So, yeah, I’ll want to read more, hear more and know more. But I have NOT started to rise at five. Why? Well, I’ll quote Mr Sharma again.
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end.”
So with that in mind I decided that throwing my current, and just begun plan of change overboard right now. Would most likely be an act of self-sabotage and procrastination.
Instead I decided to read more blog posts, put that book on my serious – To Read – list. See what I can learn and incorporate right now. And then revisit the idea of the 5 am club when I’ve gotten a chance to work through the current plan.