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The Early to Rise Experience – A Book Review

November 2, 2016 1 Comment

I have never been a morning person. I have never even been close to being a morning person.  I could sleep ten hours and still getting up would be a pain. However, I need to get up early. I need the discipline and I need the quiet early hours to study God’s Word, to pray and to write. So, when I can, I get up early.

earlty-to-riseI forgot how I learned about Andy Traub’s book The Early to Rise Experience: Learn to Rise Early in 30 Days.  Since I struggle to rise early I thought I would pick up a copy.  Traub claims that his goal is to not just help the reader create a new habit but to help them change their life.

“The result of rising early is being intentional about how you live.” – Andy Traub

The introduction and first six chapters focus on why it is a good habit to rise early and the reasons we most often don’t cultivate the habit. The remaining thirty chapters are to be read once a day as you work to be an early riser. Each day provides you a small dose of encouragement and a challenge to break out of your normal routine. One day had to drink my coffee black. It was not as bad as I thought.

“Average people become that way because they change their expectations. They expect to be average, and sadly they are okay with being average. Average is pretty safe….” – Andy Traub

Traub’s book is a short read at just 117 pages.  The thirty daily chapters are a short blog post put into a book. With that being said the book is well worth the read. It does not provide magic answers on how to be a morning person; however, it does provide a lot of insight, encouragement and even accountability.  It is a book I need to read again.

“Do you tell your days who’s in charge.” – Andy Traub

“Life happens. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Keep showing up every day, and great ideas will show up eventually too.” – Andy Traub

The only question now is are you up for the challenge? What time are you getting up during the next thirty days?

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 25 years. We currently live in Stockbridge Georgia with two of our children Matt and Victoria. Our oldest Chris has left the nest. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Taffy.