First Things, First

The most important things I can do each day is to prioritize the first thing(s) I do each day.


I am convinced that the way I start my day significantly impacts the quality of my day. I love the following quote:

Beat the sun up everyday


Start Out Winning

If I can get up before the sun rises (or several hours before I must), I’ve already started with an accomplishment that very few achieve regularly.

And, I set myself up to achieve the things that matter most to me. Before the world is able to make it’s demands of me.

My Ideal Morning

I’ve taken a moment to write out my ideal morning ritual. Ideal, because its what I strive for (but don’t always accomplish) and what has set the my pace for my best days.

  • Wake up early (target is 4am ⏰)
  • Start Coffee (Caffeination ☕️)
  • Feed my cat, Shadow (like he gives me a choice 🐱)
  • Chores (spot clean for the Mrs. ✨)
  • Listen to the Bible (with coffee 😎 )
  • Pray (fervently 🔥)
  • Read/Study The Bible (for devotion ❤️)
  • Running/Exercise (with praise/worship 📱)
  • Stretch (good time to rehydrate💧)
  • Protein Shake (get fit 💪)
  • Shower & Hygiene (get fresh 🚿)
  • Get Dressed (get confident 👔)
  • Commute (go to battle 🚗)

When I do this, in a timely manner, the rest of my day is 💯.

It’s Never Perfect

Does this mean I do this everyday? I wish! But unfortunately, no. I do have to account for being a finite imperfect being. 😝

But this is my target. This is what I strive for. This is what is ideal for me. This is my “First Things, First.”

What’s yours?

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