According to articles on Inc. and Business Insider, “90% of executives wake up before 6am on weekdays, and 50% of self-made millionaires wake up at least three hours before their workday actually begins.”. We’re no math wizards, but numbers don’t lie. Getting up early in the morning works. Lots of studies have been made over the years and the majority of the scientists agree – Early Bird Gets The Worm.
You probably remember all of those good old days back in college, when you had the privilege of sleeping in, skipping classes and pretty much being your own boss. Sad thing is that for most of us, after graduating, this privilege is not available anymore. We now have jobs, responsibilities and other crap that really consumes a lot of energy, nerves, but most importantly – time. They say that you can’t buy time. That’s damn true, but you can win time. See, logically thinking, if you can get up early (we’re talking really early for most people) somewhere between 4:00am-6:00am, you can actually get a lot of stuff done.
Process and Reward.
- Office Person.
Let’s say you work in an office. You’re not the boss, maybe you’re an administrator/sales person/accountant, whatever. Certainly, you don’t have the same responsibilities as your superiors, but you still got sh!t to do. Instead of waking up at 7am, hopping into the shower, getting a coffee, heading to the office at 8 and trying to slowly get into your zone, try waking up early. You’d be surprised how much you can do in just an hour.
Benefits? You tell me. How about more time to shower, more time for a proper breakfast and coffee, more time to exercise and, perhaps, most importantly time to plan ahead. Can’t stress this enough, but planning your day (setting up small goals & objectives) is crucial. It doesn’t necessarily have to be work related, but having a plan will keep you organised and busy throughout the day. There’s nothing worse than waking up late, rushing to work and remembering that you forgot to lock your door. Not Enough Time=Rushing=Failure.
- Any Other Person.
Okay, but what if you don’t have that sense of consistency in your work or in life for that matter. What’s the point of waking up early then? The answer is still the same, it’s winning time. You may not have many work-related tasks to complete before coming into your workplace, but you can still do a lot of good and productive things. Waking up early is good, because the day gets to be longer. Go exercise, because this is absolutely crucial for your body, your mood, your brain. Clean up your house. Do laundry. Prep some food. Do anything that you might find “time consuming” or “not fun”, do whatever you feel like doing. Point is that you will undoubtably feel more productive from the get-go. Chances are that the very first person you’ll meet outside of your house haven’t completed nearly as much as you already have.
Of course, we haven’t touched on the actual details and ways to train yourself to becoming a morning person. That’s okay. It’s a process, we take it day-by-day. Our goal is to try and make you think about it, picture how different your days might start to like, to visualise different scenarios and different payoffs. Only then will you be able to start your journey to becoming a morning person.
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs. – Vance Havner
—Vinny The Guy—