AM & PM Bookends

It’s usually very difficult to control what happens in the middle of your day.

But you can almost always control how your day starts and ends.

In his book, The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy refers to these start- and endpoints as AM and PM bookends1.

At the library, bookends are placed at either end of a row of books to keep them upright.

And in our lives, we can use this as a metaphor to keep our day-to-day activities in order.

Solid AM and PM bookends make the mess between them easier to handle.

So, with that in mind, I encourage you to reflect on these questions:

  • What would my ideal AM bookend look like?
  • What would my ideal PM bookend look like?

The better you design your mornings and evenings, the more you’ll get out of your days.


  1. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

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