Early Risers

Early RisersIt’s seems to be more than just a cliché that “the early bird gets the worm!” However, for most people, getting out of bed before the sun rises is never easy! It is doable and advisable though, especially if you want to be counted among those who are “productive.”

According to author Ciara Conlon, dragging your tired body out of bed has a lot of benefits when it comes to being successful. Conlon names a number of successful people from Churchill to Obama, from Branson to Darwin who rose with the morning sun! You are more than likely knowledgeable about some of their achievements, but do you know how they personally benefitted from having the “mind over mattress” mentality? If not, here is a brief list:

  • The Winners Mindset – Beating your inner voice (that wants five more minutes of sleep)
  • More Time – Getting up just one hour earlier would gain you an additional 15 days in a year
  • Get Active – Exercising in the morning sets you up for the day with energy, focus, and enthusiasm
  • Quiet Time – This is time that you could use doing things that you want to do, undisturbed – like painting, writing, or something else creative

Click here to take a look at the entire list of things that the writer says make successful people productive! And, why not try to implement some of these things in your life? After all, what would you have to lose except the potential of being victorious?

– The IDEAWorks® Team


“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”



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Nova Southeastern University Fischler School of Education
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