How many times has this happened to you; you’re laying in bed at night, about to fall asleep. At the moment before you drift off you remember something important: a document you need for an early meeting tomorrow, an email you needed to send out, something you left at the office or any kind of work-place emergency. You know that you can either get up out of bed, going from the warm and cozy comfort and take care of business… or put it off until the next day and stay out of the cold. We’ve all had that happen, right?
Now ask yourself, what have you decided more often than not in the past? Did you get up and handle the things that needed your immediate attention? Or did you shirk your responsibility? And what was the effect? Were the consequences of the next day worth that extra hour of sleep?
You have to know that somewhere out there is a person who didn’t go back to sleep, who never went to bed at all that night. They just keep working. You have to ask yourself if you’ve prepared enough to meet the challenge that they are going to present you with.