I know not everyone is a morning person. There are a few people who literally bounce out of bed at the sound of the alarm clock, but most of us fall on the sliding scale between “mild reluctance” and pillow-burrowing, “I don’t wanna!” dread.

While I don’t promise you’ll jump out of bed like an over-caffeinated Tigger, I can promise that you’ll find yourself less and less dependent on your “Snooze” button.

1.– Purpose – I have a whole other blog about this and I’ve mentioned it a couple of times over the past few months because I believe it’s really important. It’s essentially asking the question “Why am I getting out of bed today?” The answer should reflect the passion and therefore the purpose in your life. Once you’ve identified what that passion and purpose is, just thinking about it – or about your plan to further pursue that purpose – when you wake up can energize you. A strong sense of purpose can also be generated by having made a really clear day plan the night before. I’ve also touched on that in past blogs and in my free report on productivity.

2.– People – Human contact is a marvelous thing. I am constantly astounded by the capacity for good in people. One way to find this – and get energized about your day – is to pick one person to connect with, and get excited about bringing a new level of excellence to that relationship.

It’s easy to get energized about connecting with people you’re excited to build a relationship with. However, you can also get energized about facing people you have difficulty dealing with. Just look at the situation as a challenge instead of an obstacle, and use the definition of challenge as that which calls you to be your greatest. Having a positive outlook from the beginning will also help you sustain that good energy throughout the day instead of draining your energy by dreading the encounter.

My participants in today’s M5 seemed to agree with me when I asked what energized them in the morning. The answers ranged from loving what they did to looking forward to seeing the potential in both themselves and the day. I think those are truly inspiring answers. How about you? How do you get energized in the morning?

And if you still have a problem driving that bleary-eyed reluctance away, give me a call. Let’s focus on it together.

Author's Bio: 

Jonathan Flaks, M.C.C., Business Success Coach - http://www.jfcoach.com. Since 1998, Jonathan has been helping entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals focus on and reach ambitious goals, maintain continuous confidence and motivation, and achieve balanced success. Jonathan maintains a Master Certified Coach distinction from the International Coach Federation. He earned a dual degree from Cornell University and was Adjunct Professor in Business Leadership and Coaching Skills for New York University. Clients have come from BMG Entertainment, Morgan-Stanley-Smith-Barney, KPMG, Disney, Deloitte, Honeywell, Goldman Sachs, and many entrepreneurial and professional service firms. If you want to start every week with a positive, confident attitude, visit Monday Morning Mini-Motivation Meetings.