Scott Young talks about the cult of the early risers and the romanticism around a morning routine. But he finishes with a slight twist on the usual take on this subject.

Rather than preach about the early bird or similar sentiments, he talks about the importance of the routine to start your day. Regardless of the time, he makes the case that your first actions set the tone for the day.

I think this grouping effect, of having one virtuous habit priming you to make the next easier to execute, is a reason why it seems easy to build a fairly complicated morning ritual in one go.

Wise words there. This thinking reminds me a lot of what my bud Mr. Blanc has been preaching in his newsletter as he finishes off his next book. Good habits and personal integrity are built by small steps!