I thought to myself this morning, “I should wake up earlier.”
And then I stopped right there. Because that statement made me feel frustrated, discouraged, and regretting all the days I slept until 7:00. But I can’t change what happened. .
I amended my statement: “I would be happier if I woke up earlier.”
That was motivating. That made me want to set my alarm for 6:00 the next morning.
My favorite band, Twenty One Pilots, has this lyric from the song “Isle of Flightless Birds”:
If you decide to live by what you think’s wrong and what’s right
Believe me you’ll begin to wish you were sleeping
Your weeping will creep in your head and you’ll cry.
But if we wake up every morning and decide what we believe
We can take apart our very heart and the light will set us free
We can’t keep telling ourselves what we should do; instead, we have to decide to act.