My internal dialogues go something like this, on a Tuesday morning, when the alarm has gone off and I should get out of bed:“I’m too tired”, “I need some more sleep”, “it’s warm and cozy here, why on earth did I think an early morning run was a good idea?”
– this is the observer of my life I am very familiar with – and I know the result of taking action based on these observations; and they are not serving my purpose at all! – so instead I ask
“In the purpose of what am I going to get out of bed, put on my running gear and get out on the street?”
and the answer I have now is
“in the purpose of living my life well”
– and that really does make it less hard to jump out of bed. Once out running, the reward is on the road, it might be the sight of birds, the sun rise, or once, two deer coming out of the woods – and just as often, simply the knowledge that I am out an about is reward enough.