Morning is when it happens and what they look forward to. The dawn of a new day breaks and those who are successful crank themselves out of bed. They all have similar rituals they perform in common, as they greet the challenges of another hectic day ahead.
The first few hours of being awake are proven to be the most productive. The compressed organized work that they perform before noon, sets the tone for the entire day. It comes down to certain habits that they do to achieve the peak performance they want.
The workday begins with how well they utilize their early AM, which dictates how smooth the remainder of the day rolls out. The habits of all successful people will vary in structure, but the commonalities remain.
Wake Up Early
What every successful person has in common is they all wake up extremely early. Most clock their bodies to wake up between 4AM to 5:30AM every morning.
They’re awake without hesitation eager to go, while their competitors who may not be as productive, are comfortably snoozing in their bed, dreaming of ways to beat the beasts of industry.
They Plan And Review Their Entire Day
What all successful people have is a plan for their day, a review and concise schedule. They prepare it the day before, a to-do list for the next day, and how their overall vision fits in.
They develop their macro goals, create strategies, and establish passages of motivation before starting the day. What they have is a pure clarity of vision, and what this breeds is a mastery which unleashes in their work, which they hand write in a journal.
They Workout First Thing In The Morning
These dedicated CEO’s are diligently in the executive gyms at 6AM in the morning, pounding out the weights or going for a run. They make sure that they physically work out their mind and body.
They do so with the knowledge that they need a highly functioning fit body, this to deflect stress and disease, this to face the day boldly while performing some of the most challenging and inspiring tasks in business.
What science shows is that endorphins are needed to reduce stress which sharpens the mind to think, and the only way to get this is by exercising, or by active body movement.
Breakfast Is The Most Important…
After their workout, what they do is fuel their body with an extremely healthy breakfast. Most top executives will have a strict mandatory sit down carb loaded breakfast with their managers, this to set the day off on the right foot.
What’s understood is that the early morning is the most productive time of the day, when the brain is compressed enough to perform multi-tasking if needed. So what it comes down to is managing one’s glycemic levels, as they don’t want to crash by 10AM.
What’s usually the food of choice for these successful individuals are a selection of complex carbohydrates, the reason being that they break down slowly and release energy as the day goes on.
A Written Journal
Some will refer to it as their gratitude journal, while others will call it their “ideas” journal. Regardless, they all carry this personal diary to record their most brilliant insights.
All of the successful leaders of industry admit to having one. They all keep a journal to translate their foremost thoughts onto paper. They record all their ideas, progress, strategies, plans, goals, and most importantly their gratitude.
Keeping an active journal has proven to be their most powerful tool they have for planning, to brainstorm, and to track their progress. It’s a documented doorway to their brilliance.
They Reflect Forward
What the most successful individuals from all walks of life, be it industry, entertainment, or athletics, those exceptional enough to be recognized, do is some form of mindful meditation.
They find the time in their busy schedules to meditate daily, this to improve their focus, regain clarity, while achieving a higher more extended peace of mind.
They Focus On Finishing Their Tasks
What successful people understand is follow through. To finish what they’ve started, regardless if it’s a success or failure. They recognize that having energy, focus, and willpower are resources which leads to money.
To do any task masterfully needs dedicated energy and the will to complete it. With practice, what successful people do is transform their habits into rituals. They develop a system to utilize their resources on the most demanding of tasks.
Once the planning and the strategy regarding their goals are set, they’ll then set in motion the focused execution of their most challenging yet rewarding pursuits.
They do so first thing in the morning, when willpower is at it’s peak, while completing their administrative tasks the remainder of the day.
They Outsmart Their Competition
What successful people have is a one track mind to out learn, out hustle everyone around them, as they have an obsession for learning new things.
They’re voracious readers and expert researchers on the Internet, as they’ll learn and solve every query or dilemma that they may potentially face going forward.
They keep up on the latest current events which concerns them, read papers, books, journals, and magazines, while their competitors will take a break by spending their time viewing entertainment.
Successful Habits Make Them Extraordinary
What all this results in, is that these highly successful people are less stressed in times of rapid fire pressure, making them far more productive than others.
They know that their priorities are worth more than the intent of others. So they make it a point to claim and manage their early morning hours, as it’s their personal “me” time.