What Things Do Successful People Do to Start Their Day?
What Things Do Successful People Do to Start Their Day?
The old adage goes: the early bird gets the worm. Does that mean the birds that have been out late and decided to sleep in miss out? Surely there are enough worms to go around for all the birds, right? The fact is, worms would prefer to stay underground all the time, but when the grass and soil get wet, the worms have little choice but to surface in order to get enough oxygen. The most common time for this is in the morning when the soil is wet, thus decreasing the available oxygen. The late-night birds, or night owls if you will, could end up without any breakfast. So what does this have to do with life?
Beating the Early Birds
The idea that the early bird gets the worm has been around for decades and it’s as applicable to the business world as it is to nature. Of course, there are successful people who sleep in, for sure, but when it comes down to it, many of the most successful people start their day-long before 8:00 am. In fact, if they were hungry for worms, they would have a good chance of even beating out the early birds for their breakfast. That’s because while the rest of the world is sleeping in, getting additional beauty rest, successful people have already been up for several hours getting things done.
Personal Matters Matter
Interestingly, however, many of the most successful people don’t get started on work the right away. In fact, they use the wee hours of the morning to accomplish many other tasks. Let’s face it; successful business people are busy. Their workday is long and arduous. Once the workday begins they don’t have much free time for anything else. Therefore, they often use the early morning hours to take care of personal tasks.
• Get in a workout – Starting your day with exercise is always beneficial for both your mind and body. The studies regarding the benefits of exercise are countless. Not only does exercise improve your physical fitness level, but also help improve your emotional and mental well-being. Simply put, people who start their day with exercise are generally more successful.
• Unplug – Some of the most successful people in the world are found in the tech industry. Yet these same people start their day by avoiding technology altogether. They start their day by doing other things, like exercising, meditating, reading or writing, or a number of other activities that don’t include technology.
• Plan and Set Goals – Successful people don’t become successful without a plan. They start their day by making goals and setting a plan to reach those goals. This helps give their day a vision and a focus, which makes it easier to succeed.
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