Get Up Early

The one common quality among all successful entrepreneurs – they get up around 5 am every day of their life.

Successful people may or may not control their destiny but they definitely have control on the first 60 to 90 minutes of the day – the golden hour. Do you want to control your day or the other way around?

Nobody is naturally a morning person, but once you see the benefits of getting up early, it doesn’t make sense to not get up. The simplest way to get up at 5 am is to sleep by 10 pm – it really is that simple. The first few days may be difficult, but if you persist, on the 8th day, you may not even need an alarm clock to wake up.

Today, I am only speaking about getting up early in the morning. What to do once you are up will appear in my future posts/articles.

I have learnt what a head start is all about by getting up early. The confidence which this builds in is tremendous and, over a period of time, you tend to get many things done.

In the quiet mornings, the mind processes things much faster and you get your best work done.

Christopher Randler, a Harvard biologist, discovered that early risers are more proactive. They’re also more likely to anticipate problems and minimise them efficiently, which leads to greater success, especially in the world of business.

Having a proactive mind set leads to increased productivity because you’re not waiting to be told what to do next or how to handle a challenge. Instead, you’re anticipating needs, getting curious and building your confidence.

For many years now, I have regularly been getting up at 4.30 am. What time do you get up?

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