How much are you sacrificing? Daily, I hear how committed people are to "taking their game to the next level," but rarely, are they willing to sacrifice their comfort zones.
I recently switched my sleep schedule, which I thought I'd never do, because I loved going to bed super late. I thought I was the most creative after midnight, so I'd stay up till 1:30, wake up at 630. I'd do a little in the morning before my daughter woke up, then start my day. I believed I was separating from the pack because I was going to bed late, and only sleeping for 5 hours. Something was missing, though. After listening to Eric Thomas talk repeatedly about how he wakes up every morning at 3:00, and how this took his business to another level, I decided I'd experiment with waking up earlier. I've read the same info Eric has about how the most successful people in the world wake up at ungodly hours, in order to separate - but I was never willing to sacrifice like that, prior. That was then! My comfort zone was about to be shattered!
I started by going to bed at 12:30, waking up at 5:45. I was shocked at how easy it was, and how fast the time flew in the morning, while I worked until my daughter woke up. It actually wasn't enough time, though, so I decided to bump my wake up time to 5:15, but that also wasn't enough time. I'm now going to bed before 11, waking up at 4:30! I'm seeing instant results - things are changing around me. I'm becoming so addicted to the work I can achieve this early, I'm considering adjusting my sleep schedule again.
Because I was willing to step out of my comfort zone for the long term betterment of my business, I'm seeing huge things happen - right away! Rest is mandatory ... sleep is a luxury. I don't have that luxury!
When I hear people talk about how they need 8.5 - 9 hours of sleep to function, I laugh now. I know this is simply an excuse for not wanting to step out of comfort zones and do more than they're used to doing. 99% of people will say they "want it badly," but only 1% will ever do anything about it!
What will YOU do to separate from the pack? Stop talkin, start doin!