Don’t Hit the Snooze Button3 min read

I have a quick public service announcement. Don’t hit the snooze button. Why do I say this? A coach said to me a long time ago… “Michael, how you do anything is how you do everything.” It’s obvious back then, in this situation, I wasn’t showing up to my full capabilities. If you’re not showing up to your full capabilities or pressing on moving forward in a certain situation, that’s going to drip into everything you do. Many people say, “Oh, I might be relaxed and slacking in this area. Oh, but when I need to get it done, I step up.” Yeah, I’ve heard that before. I get it. It doesn’t work that way. We either consistently show up with excellence, or we don’t. 

What does have to do with not hitting the snooze button? When you hit the snooze button in the morning, you’re actually procrastinating on life. Every morning, we have the ability to get up and make a difference, learn something new, make an impact for our team, our customers, our organization, nurture a great relationship, and say thank you to a customer. We have the opportunity to create anything we want for that day. If we’re hitting the snooze button, obviously, a different attitude. We’re procrastinating on our lives and on the opportunity to move forward and get better. 

How you do anything is how you do everything. If you’re hitting the snooze button one/two/three/four/five times, I don’t know how many times you may be hitting it. You’re actually procrastinating on being the person you need to be to take the action you need to take to get the results you want to achieve.

I read this little book called Rhinoceros Success back in 2000 when I was a financial advisor when the dot-com bubble hit, and the market imploded. Obviously, that was not a fun time. I was really frustrated, however, I toughed it out. I found this little book called Rhinoceros Success. It gave me the ability to really shift my mindset to get the rhino spirit of charging forward. Rhinos are always charging. Their ears are pointed out, feeling the vibrations, their nostrils smelling the opportunity, and their eyes pierce forward. When a rhino finds an opportunity, it charges it down.  

I don’t use the alarm clock. I automatically get up at a particular time. But before I get out of bed, I lie there, and say to myself, I’m a rhinoceros with a damn-the-torpedo’s spirit that is full of energy and can’t wait to get charging this morning. Then, I get out of bed. I’m in the rhino spirit, ready to charge and make things happen. I just get out, have fun, have a great day, and be grateful for the opportunity to move forward and get better. 

If you’re hitting the snooze button, don’t do it. You’re only procrastinating on the person you need to be to get the best out of life the best out of yourself, and the best out of everybody else around you. 

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com