Temperance 4/16/2019

Four-thirty wouldn’t be all that unusual a time for me to get started down at the office. That early morning time is tremendously valuable: it’s uninterrupted time when I think and plan and sort things out. -Sam Walton

It takes discipline to get up early, but oh the rewards are so worth it!

The quiet time when the world is still asleep. There are no distractions. All is quiet. For all the ones that want but say they don’t have the time, here is your opportunity. Here is your time to gain the edge in life that you are seeking. It is not easy. It takes training. It takes discipline.

The practical advice to getting up early is to do it in increments. Get up a little earlier each day, each week. Go to bed a little earlier than normal. Put away the phone. Turn off the TV. Wear yourself out during the day, so that you may be more tired at night. Read before bed to tire out your eyes. Stretch. Breathe. It is a process that will bear fruit, but it is a process that will take time.

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The Virtue of Temperance

Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than automating your life for success, your habits will be weak and detrimental. Temper your desires for excess. There is joy in moderation.

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