I’m sitting here at Starbucks, enjoying a cup of coffee and a bran muffin. Great! It’s 7am on Sunday morning – still great? You bet. I actually slept in this Sunday morning, I got up at 6:15. Sounds early to some of you, but for those of you with a dream, you understand. What I’m doing is advocated by every successful person I know. Achieving your dreams takes work. The work is what makes getting there so memorable.

Are you surprised when you hear about a lottery winner that lost all his or her money, or whose family fell apart? I’m not. If you don’t have to work for your dreams, what’s the point? There are three kinds of people in life. Those that watch things happen, those that make things happen, and those that wonder what happened. Be someone that makes things happen. Join me in the early bird club. Get up early and focus on making your life better. Read. Reflect. Dream. Plan. Take action.

I once heard a funny response to the adage “the early bird gets the worm” – the response was, “Well yeah, but I don’t like worms.” Neither do I. But I don’t like starving either. Kenny Chesney sums it up in his song Don’t Blink – “a 100 years goes by faster than you think!” Make something of your life. Become disciplined and get up early to work on your dreams.