Lesson 28: An Early Start

Nothing great was ever achieved by late-risers.
Waking up early is one of the golden rules for victory in our lives.
There is a saying, “the early bird catches the worm.”
That means, the bird who gets up earlier than the others, is the one who
catches the worm – which is her food, and is important for her nourishment.
So what is it that we want to catch, or bring into our lives?
Do we wish for success – in our school or college, in our jobs, and in any other aspect of life?
Then let’s shift from just wishful thinking, and see what is required to create a successful life?
There are many ingredients, and the first is, getting up early.
The mind is fresh in the mornings. Energy levels are high in the mornings.
And a lot can be achieved in those few extra hours in the morning.
So why don’t you try it?
Get up early and pray, exercise, study, help in the house, finish yesterday’s homework, plan the new day …there’s so much that you can achieve.
Want to feel good? Want to achieve greatness?
Start with the small things!

A) Vocabulary:

Achieve – to gain something
Victory – success in a battle or struggle
Wishful thinking – what you would like to happen
Nourishment – the food necessary for growth and good health
Ingredient – one of the things that go into a mixture

Please make your ownsentences with the above words. The sentences should demonstrate that you understand the meaning of the words.

 B) Discussion Points:

  1. Are you an early riser? Please answer in full sentences.
  2. Who, in your home, is an early riser?
  3. If you were to wake up an hour earlier in the morning, what would you do?
  4. Please name 2 people who you think are great, and talk about what you think their lives are like? It can be a sportsperson, actor, singer, or any other person.
  5. What do you think are the other ingredients to achieve victory, success or greatness?
  6. Benjamin Franklin said: Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Do you agree?