Over the past few months I have read a lot of material on the benefits of waking up earlier in the morning. The general idea is that the pre-morning rush is quiet, peaceful and affords less distractions, thereby allowing you to concentrate on the things that are important to you, whether that be meditating, studying, working, exercising – the possibilities are endless.
In the short term failure has a strange effect; your natural instinct when you fail is to “abandon ship”. Your brain essentially tells you to give up and do whatever you want because you’ve already failed. It’s the same reason why when on a diet if you slip up and eat something unhealthy, instead of brushing it off and getting back on track, people generally tell themselves they’ve completely ruined their diet and then proceed to eat a whole bag of cookies!