My dentist appointment was put off till today, which meant I was able to get several interviews done for the article I’m writing. I have more today – but also the dental appointment. And choir rehearsal. Mostly, though, I’m spending the day writing.

This is a fun way to spend the day. Pretty much all the successful men I interview for the Successful Man feature articles say, at some point in the interview, “It’s great to be able to get up in the morning and do something I know is important” or “It’s a blessing to be able to get up in the morning and do something I love.” The getting up in the morning part stays the same, though the bits on either side are sometimes different.

These are people who are getting up in the morning to do life saving surgery, or to conduct an orchestra, to organize a charity golf tournament, or to play rock music, or to run a distillery — doesn’t seem to matter what they’re doing. It’s all about that excitement when you get up in the morning and think about your work.

Perhaps, if you don’t feel that way, you should change what you do.