Probably one of the worst inventions of all time is the Snooze Button on our alarm clocks. It allows us to delay something that we said we were going to do. Worse than that… it encourages us to Break Our Word!!! When we "break our word", we get reduced results and that erodes our self-confidence. Some people hit the Snooze Button all day long. Nothing ever gets done when it's supposed to. To put it bluntly… hitting the Snooze Button is dumb!
Here is your ACTION STEP…the reason we have a Daily Schedule is to tell us what to do and when to do it. The Snooze Button allows us to delay doing things and make excuses! The difference between success and failure is eliminating ALL excuses. Here is the solution:
- Be clear on what it is you need to do and the best time of day to do it (i.e.: have a daily schedule).
- Keep your Daily Schedule highly visible so there is never any confusion.
- Take a hammer and hit your personal Snooze Button 5 to 6 times so it is broken forever!
- Always do the things you need to do when you need to do them…this is the only way! It is not negotiable….be your word and eliminate the options
For the next 24 hours, just have a look at how many times you actually do hit the Snooze Button. Then go buy yourself a hammer and eliminate it forever. You are healed. NO Excuses.