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Each day I get to wake up at 5:30am.


That's right. I get to wake up at 5:30am seven days per week.


Do you see how I worded that first sentence. Noticed how I say, "GET TO" and not "HAVE TO". There is a big difference in attitude there, and that is the message today.


I've really been thinking lately a lot about my own personal mortality.


Why it's come up now I'm not 100% sure, but I'm thinking it's a combination of struggling with my tore up knee and losing our dog a couple of months ago.


Regardless, since I am now 50 I know that I am on the back side of life's mountain. While I do have a lot of years left in me, I know there are more in the rear view then there are up the road.


I'm fine that.


As a matter of fact, it's the very reason I get up at 5:30am.


When it's our time to go we always look back and see a life of things. Places we've been, things we've done, achievements, accomplishments....


A life full of things.


I know that, not only do I have limited time left, but I also know that this is the one and only journey I get to take on this earth.


I'll be damned if I'm not going to make the absolute most of it and fill my life life with things.


On my Jeep I have a sticker that says "AMRAP Life".


AMRAP is an acronym we use in the workout works that stands for "as many reps as possible".


THAT right there is my mission, vision, and the core reason that drives me each and every day to wake up at 5:30am. I want the most out of this life that I have let.


Sure there are things that we have to do. Obligations, time lines, responsibilities....


Waking up and going after the best possible life you can live isn't one of those things.


This one is a CHOICE.


This is a choice you GET TO make.


I GET TO wake up at 5:30 am each day and I GET TO go after the life that I want to create.... and I am taking advantage of each and every second of the day, years and decades that I have left.


Last thing.


I write with intention and I write to add value. I hope that you find value in this perspective of mine and I truly hope that you choice to take action.


The next time you wake up immediately tell yourself, "I get to wake up today and I get to go after the life that I desire..."


I bet you have a great day.


Hope that helps. Now go out and crush the rest your day.



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