The trick to being excited in the morning is waiting in bed until one of your ideas excites you. Then, jump on it.
I like to start the morning with a 'listening'. That is, I just spectate as the voices in my head pitch ideas -- as if they were looking for investment from me. In fact they are. They're looking for me to invest my time, energy and life.
So, I listen and they pitch.
They reason and explain and cajole. Some are better than others. I find the pitch that often wins is the easiest to understand -- the one that makes the most sense and seems doable.
Other times, I'll invest in the challenger. The one who pushes me to my limits of understanding and asks that I go on an adventure. "You've already done the easy stuff, let's try something hard"- as they hit the idea-ball into my court for consideration. Do I hit it back? Am I able to volley and handle the high-speed serve coming at me?
Handling thoughts is not a passive game. At least it doesn't have to be.
Sure, you can sit and watch the thoughts go buy as if they were clouds and you were finding the animals forming with the shift of the winds. Or, you could hook that fish of an idea and hang on for the ride.
I don't get out of bed until I have an idea for the day. How abou