Whenever someone finds out that I don’t drink coffee they are stunned.
It’s always the same response: “How is that even possible?” or some variation like “I don’t think I could survive one day without coffee.”
I just sit back and smile.
The truth of the matter is that I love coffee. I’m one of the few that actually likes the taste of it rather than being addicted to it.
But for some reason, all through the years, I simply don’t drink it. We’re talking literally once or twice a year I might have some.
P.S. I don’t drink soda either but that’s because I can’t stand carbonation so I guess I’m lucky that way.
The real reason I don’t drink coffee
In all my years of having beverages, water has always been my number one. And if someone ever asks me the question “why don’t you drink coffee?” my answer is always the same: “I don’t need to.”
It’s true. I don’t need to drink coffee.
The majority of people who drink coffee drink it because they need to. They need a morning jolt. They need that burst of energy. They need something to “get them through” the morning or day or night, whatever.
I find that to be unfortunately sad.
It means that they are relying on a chemical to get to them to a point they can’t reach naturally.
I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with having your daily cup of Joe.
But I am saying that if you’re having it because you feel you need it, then that’s something to look at.
Why I don’t need coffee
I’m not a particularly huge health buff. Yes, I do my daily push ups and I try to watch what I eat, but by no means am I a personal trainer or nutritionist.
I do believe in drinking a ton of water and I am relentless in making sure I’m extremely consistent with sleep.
I 100% believe those factor in with regard to me having the necessary energy to perform throughout the day.
P.S. I also take daily naps to give me an extra boost.
But do you want to know the real reason I don’t need to drink coffee? I’m motivated. I have purpose. My vision is clear.
Once you have a clear vision that’s all you need
When you know what’s important to you, you’ll be jacked up.
When you have a clear vision of what you want and how you’re going to get there, you’ll be jacked up.
When you understand what it takes each day to get done what you need done, you’ll be jacked up.
All the coffee in the world won’t matter because your adrenaline will always be pumping.
Motivational aids are OK to a point
It’s OK to drink coffee to give you an extra boost.
It’s OK to have a picture of your kids on your desk to get you through the day to remind you of what’s important to you.
It’s OK to play a song that pumps you up.
All of these things are great.
But if you don’t have that internal drive, a subconscious recognition of what’s important to you, all the outside help isn’t going to matter much.
So how do you get motivated?
You need to start off with defining what’s important to you and move from there.