How does superstar athlete Tim Tebow approach each day of his life? He shares the wisdom he learned from his family and his faith in his new book, This Is the Day.

Here’s what he said on Good Morning America: “We don’t know how many days we have and so I didn’t want to live a one-day life. I wanted to live a this-is-the-day life that I want to enjoy. I want to live life to the fullest.”

Read this excerpt from Tim Tebow’s new book, This Is the Day, below:

Imagine waking up each day fueled by a whisper: “This is the day.” A day for what? you wonder. A day for change. A day that can be different, better than yesterday. A day that, even in the revolving door of responsibilities and to-dos, can be filled with more purpose and passion than you think possible.

Imagine when hearing the sound of the morning alarm, instead of groaning or slapping the snooze button, you awaken — mind, heart, and soul — to possibility. Something better. Something more. You open your eyes, and before your feet hit the ground running, you pause. You choose not to be ruled by the tune of just getting by, not to allow what really matters to get swallowed up by the daily grind, and not to ignore what you really want out of life.

When I was a kid, my parents each had a unique way of waking up my siblings and me. The difference between Mom doing it and Dad doing it was pretty drastic. Mom would swing my bedroom door wide open and in her sweet voice sing the song based on Psalm 118:24: “This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (If you went to church as a kid, you might remember singing this song). Dad did things a little differently. He would rush in and shout in a deep voice, “Here we go! Are you alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic?”

Differences aside, my parents made clear that this was the day to get out of bed and make it count.

Read the full chapter at Good Morning America, here.

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