We were in Chicago last June with a bunch of other gym owners and he gave a great talk on mindset and motivation.
Craig is a big Jocko Willink guy. Jocko is a retired Navy SEAL who not only writes and talks about discipline, but lives and breathes it. The quintessential SEAL. And his name is JOCKO….come on.
Craig and I are both mindset guys, and really dig stoic philosophy.
“You are a product of your habits. Whatever your habits are- that is what you’re becoming.”
Craig went on about some of his non-negotiables- and it turns out that his very first one is something that I live by too.
No snooze button. Not ever.
It’s been this way for as long as I can remember. Even elementary school and high school when kids are notoriously hard to get out of bed I never had that problem.
I don’t understand the snooze button or why it even exists.
For me, it’s more about not backing out of my first commitment of the day.
It gets me a little “win” first thing in the morning. I didn’t give in to more sleep. I wasn’t lazy. And I carry on.
I believe we all need a few non-negotiables in our lives, otherwise we get pulled in all different directions.
They build character.
What are yours?