In the morning you beg to sleep more, in the afternoon you are dying to sleep, and at night you refuse to sleep. Such is the life of all human beings.
What happened at night when you were a baby? You couldn’t sleep. Your parents had enormous rings under their eyes every day and anybody telling them they should sleep more just angered them. After a while though, you learned to sleep all night.
The good and bad days
Did you sleep the entire night every day? Not at first. Once in a while, you’d wake up in the middle of the night. And the next day, you’d be back to your regular sleep schedule.
As you work toward your goals, you’ll have good and bad days. Some you’ll be thriving, discovering many things, some you’ll be struggling, wondering whether you’re on the right path. At first, you’ll be doubting much of what you do but as time passes, you’ll notice how natural it becomes.
“No need to worry anymore, the process is well underway. I’m on the path to success.”
Then, out of the blue, you’ll fall back into negative patterns. It’ll surprise you. After all, the tough part is behind now. In those times, you’ll need to accept you are just a human being, bound to fail, only to rise again even higher.
A schedule to rule it all
After a few months or even a year, the baby will start sleeping around the same time every day. You’ll know when the best time to put the baby to sleep, the hour around which she wakes up.
The more you work on your craft, the more you’ll develop a routine. Every day, you’ll first tackle one thing, then another, then that other one. Changing the order breaks the rhythm you’re in and produces fewer results.
Having a schedule set is a crucial aspect of reaching success. Nobody has ever achieved anything worth remembering without patterns and schedule they followed.
If you’re lucky, your schedule could be already naturally set, but chances are you’ll need to analyze your life to find how to insert enough time to work on your goals.
Notice the signs
Even though babies develop rather fixed sleeping patterns after a while, they’re still unstable and will it from time to time. Luckily, the parents, well-aware of how their child acts, usually notice the signs. That’s how they make sure to react and put the baby to sleep.
On your journey to success, there will be opportunities and risks ahead of you. Keep a growth mindset and stay alert to notice them. Signs of what to do, what not to do, when to rest, when to push further, how to ask for help, and so on, are all around us.
Look around. Look within. Don’t let the signs fly past you and you’ll reach your success faster than ever.
Sure, you’re not a baby anymore. But that baby you were learned to sleep so well, you’re now doing it without any problem. You became a master of sleeping.
Why not repeat the process and become a master in something new? The steps are simple but will take time:
- Accept you’ll have bad days
- Set a schedule that works for you
- Be like the parents taking note of the patterns
- Focus on the journey itself and be patient
After all, your parents won’t stop you from making a scene now. Finally, there will only be on last thing to do. Wake up and get to it.
“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” —Paul Valery