Doing something different should be very hard at first

I woke up at 5:30 a.m. today.

I usually wake up at 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. but I’m trying to train myself to work backwards on my wake-up time until I get to about 4:30 a.m.

It was insanely hard. I felt like I’d been wrestled by a bear in the middle of the night. This is how bad it was: I craved water (and not coffee) when I woke up.

But this is the case when we do anything new that’s outside of our routine, what we’re used to, isn’t it? It’s going to be very difficult at first.

When I first started blogging four years ago I thought writing three blog posts in a day was insane. Yesterday, I wrote 18 and was done before 5 p.m.

It’s the pushing through the dip that gets you where you want to be. And for me it’s about not getting discouraged that I was poor at something the first time I tried it (in this case, waking up super early).