Being a Morning Person Doesn’t Make You More Successful
New Years Resolutions. It’s the perfect time of year to talk about them. Seems like everyone’s got them, and everyone is determined to make them stick. I, of course, want people to succeed. If you are making a conscious decision to do better, to eat better or exercise more, I’m pumped. I hope all of you have an amazing year and your resolutions are nothing but successful.
What are some of mine? I definitely have a few. You can read about some of them here.
But one resolution you won’t ever see me make?
Become a morning person.
Because it’s crap. And I’ll explain why.
“Morning person” is such an overrated phrase. The fact that the morning is valued more than other parts of the day is weird to me. Look, if you make your best work first thing in the morning, great. But guess what? Some people work best at 3am, 5pm, or 10pm. There is no right time to hustle, as long as you are hustling. Get it?
I am not a morning person. I sleep like a brick, and it takes a lot to wake me up. I mean a lot. So when I wake up from that deep deep sleep, it’s hard. It sucks. That being said, no question: I am waking up a hell of a lot better because of my working out and new healthier diet. Now, I haven’t picked up energy, but what I have picked up is the ability to wake up after six hours of sleep. And yeah, I sleep six hours every night. Surprised?
This is what hustle is all about. You don’t exhaust yourself, you don’t collapse, you don’t make yourself crazy. You just work as hard as you can when you are working. If I am working on a project at any given moment, or in a meeting, I am 100% full throttle on. And when I’m resting, I rest.
Because guess what? It’s not about how much you sleep. It’s what you do while you’re awake.
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