Night Guy v. Morning Guy by Jerry Seinfield
I never get enough sleep.
I stay up late at night, ’cause I’m Night Guy.
Night Guy wants to stay up late.
“What about getting up after five hours’ sleep?”
That’s Morning Guy’s problem.
That’s not my problem, I’m Night Guy.
I stay up as late as I want.
So you get up in the morning, you’re exhausted, groggy….
Night Guy always screws Morning Guy.
There’s nothing Morning Guy can do.
The only thing Morning Guy can do is
try and oversleep often enough so that
Day Guy loses his job and
Night Guy has no money to go out anymore.
So… Which are you? How do you see yourself? What is your self-concept? Who wins your inner battles? How strong is your will? How deep is your motivation? Your self-discipline? Which do you choose? Pleasure of the moment or long-term treasure?
“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” – Ezra Taft Benson, 15th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1899-1994
“Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another.” – George Washington, 1732-1799
“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind – you could call it character in action.” – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier