I think the key to success on any level is habit, and routine. Some of the most successful people have certain daily habits and routines.
You have to get into the habit of waking up a little earlier. You have to create a routine that is almost ritualistic in terms of executing a game plan that ensures your success.
Once you begin to operate like a world class CEO or a driven freelancer that doesn’t take “no” for an answer you have a hard time going back to thinking regular ideas, and doing regular things.
Embed it into your soul.