It’s not what you do, it is how you do it, and it’s not what happens but how we perceive it.

In order to wrap our heads around the concept of no alarm clocks, and being able to wake up earlier with ease, we have to talk about perception.

Everyone in this world is faced with doing things that they do not want to do.  Everyone has had tough moments like being stuck in the wrong job or playing on a team and never getting off the bench. It is in those moments that we need to understand that we are closer than ever to finding happiness.

I know, I know, I sound crazy! But think about it. The most successful people have had absolutely nothing when starting out. So what was it that made them able to succeed?  Yes, they had a dream, and they never lost sight of the dream. But if you really examine moments in their lives when things were not so good, they always found ways to make things better. They found a way to make the people around them better, and found fun in anything that they were doing. They linked the obstacles and hard times to a purpose that would help put them closer to their dreams.

Take 50 Cent, for example. After being shot 9 times, he was viewed as too dangerous, and Columbia Records took his deal away from him. It wasn’t bad enough he almost died, and lost knuckles and pieces of his tongue, his record deal that he had worked so hard for was taken away.

No doubt he was crushed, but he perceived it a different way. In his book, The 50th Law, he explains that it was just meant for him to have no limitations on his music. By him not having to deal with a company only meant he could do things his way. Well, as you know, he did do it his way, and became pretty successful.

50 Cent perceived it differently than most. Instead of playing the victim, he found a way to play the victor. Now I don’t know about you, but I cannot say that Life has knocked me on my butt any harder than 50 Cent was knocked on his. We make our problems as big or small as we want them to be.

50 Cent, along with all the other Runners of the world, had something more than just perception going for him. Next topic we are going to talk about Passion. To love what you do makes it a little easier to wake up in the morning, too.

Until next time,