The alarm jolts your eardrums with a thousand decibels that feels like a vicious assault by a pack of razorblade-wielding hyenas.
“Fuck, where’s my phone?”
You’re glued to your cozy, extra-warm bed, but you somehow manage to hit the snooze button.
The cat-and-mouse game continues. You hit snooze, again and again. The urge to stay in bed for another five minutes drags on for 45 minutes.
You finally crowbar your eyelids open.
When you do, they’re burning. Your head is thumping. All you want to do is dive deeper into bed.
You finally pull yourself together, get dressed, and put on that fake persona again.
“Hi I’m happy Tom!”
“How’s the wife and kids, Steven? ”
But your eyes tell the real story.
They are windows into your soul. Behind the windows is the young you. It’s being bullied by the present you.
The youngster’s face says it all.
Then you snap out of it and try to shake off the depression. You try to convince yourself that you’ve been a great employee.
Will today be the day you actually call in sick?
The sad truth is that you’re destined to play this back-and-forth game of mediocrity for the rest of your life.
This Post Has Nothing To Do With How Strong You Make Your Coffee
Or how well you slept the night before.
Nor is it about how loud you set your alarm.
Symptoms: You suffer from a loss of passion, boredom, so-called “depression” and underachievement.
Diagnosis: You’ve sold out.
You struggle to wake up in the morning because you lack a good enough reason to.
Life just doesn’t excite you the way it used to.
There Are Only Two Important Days In A Child’s Calendar
Birthdays and Christmas.
You counted down the days, imagined the presents and could taste the chocolates – all year long.
Would it be an Xbox? A bike? Or a turbo-powered helicopter of doom?
When was the last time you woke up without an alarm, feeling like you just snorted a bag of coke and chugged 24 cans of Red Bull in three minutes?
When was the last time you rocketed out of bed and sprinted for your life in the morning?
When was the last time your imagination and excitement coaxed your brain into staying up all night?
When Was The Last Time You Felt Like That?
Forget the mornings. Has your boring ass ever felt excited about anything?
Probably never, right?
Why don’t you look forward to waking up?
I can hear your groans and excuses. “No one looks forward to waking up! No one loves what they do! Not everybody has a choice in the matter!”
Are you sure?
Or is that just BS you’ve been force-feeding yourself?
“Well, that’s not normal!”
Do you mean to have a life where you slave away at a shitty job where time moves backwards? Where your boss is a prick? Where you’d rather eat your face off before pulling another shift?
Those 70-hour weeks have destroyed you and your life.
You’re so tired that you have no time for your kids. You’ve grown distant from your wife. But you’re too tired to care.
Is that what you mean by “normal”?
I’d like to return normal for a full refund.
Normal People Have Never Achieved Anything Worth Talking About
Normal people live normal lives.
That’s not for you and me.
That’s why you’re here.
Normal isn’t in your vocabulary. Neither is doing just enough to get by and survive.
You want to achieve greatness.
You are the driven, disciplined, modern-day warrior.
You know what you want. You’re willing to put your heart and soul into something you’re passionate about, and never surrender.
Average is your enemy.
The road to mediocrity isn’t a fucking option!
You are a near-extinct species.
Give Normal The Middle Finger
Have the balls to go out there and pursue something that will give you that reason to jolt out of bed in the morning.
Or suffer that savage soul-raping every morning for the rest of your life until you draw your last breath.
Write that book you always wanted to.
Find the woman of your dreams.
Travel the world with just your backpack.
Make that first million before you’re 30.
Get those pantie-dropping abs!
Allow life to drive you crazy.
Don’t settle for average.
Start now! You don’t have time to waste.