My life seems to run more smoothly if I do some inspirational and self growth reading early in the morning, before my day gets in full swing. I reflect my way through several pages by Pema Chodron or Eckhart Tolle and if I’m feeling inclined toward a more scientific approach, I might choose Joe Dispenza or Bruce Lipton. Occasionally I choose poetry. Right now I’m having an early morning non monogamous reading relationship with both Thomas Moore and David Richo, depending on the day. I recently saw in a David Richo book — I can’t find the exact quote right now and I’m going to paraphrase slightly — just because you always get your way doesn’t mean you’re a winner. I like that. Just because you always get your way doesn’t mean you’re a winner.