Let’s face it. People that get up early have a head start on the rest of the world. But that’s not all. People that get up early have a number of good habits that keep them wildly successful.
The only sleep 47 minutes a night
One reason people that get up early are able to do so is that they only sleep 47 min. each night. Science shows that we all sleep much more than we need, and the human body is able to get by on as little as 30 min. of sleep a night. People that get up early are able to go to sleep at 3:30 AM and set their body clock to wake up only 47 min. later.
They drink plenty of coffee
An average person drinks a cup of coffee or maybe 2 cups a day. A person who gets up early has no problem waking up because they’re downing 18 cups of coffee before they head out to work. Once at work, they tend to drink 3 to 4 cups an hour until the day is over.
They get plenty of exercise
People that get up early use that time to get their work out done early in the morning. This doesn’t mean they actually go to a gym. They drink so much coffee they get their exercise simply by filling and grinding the beans in the coffee machine.
They constantly review and update their to do list
People that get up early have extensive to do list of over 7000 items. By getting up early, they’re able to examine each of the items on the list and add to and subtract from it as needed.
They utilize visualization
Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus called visualization “going to the movies,” his way of saying that visualization allow successful people to see themselves as a success before actual events take place.
People that get up early have a heightened ability to picture themselves as a success. For example, if you get up early it’s much easier to picture yourself successfully negotiating traffic to work. If you are stalled in a traffic jam, visualize getting out of your car and running in between the lanes, leaving your car in the middle of the road to be picked up later.
They are goal oriented
People that get up earlier also tend to be goal oriented. They have ten-minute, half hour, hour, 3-hour, 12-hour, one day, three-day, five-day, seven-day, 15-day, 30-day, 12-months, one year, two year, three year, four year, five year, 10-year, 20-year and 30-year goals they keep on their iPhones and review every 17 minutes, making sure they stay on track.
They concentrate on good nutrition
People that get up early work on eating the right food. They carry a knapsack full of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and high-protein nutrition bars that allow them to eat at any time.
Even if they are in an elevator with 15 other people, they can open their knapsack and quickly down 49 prunes before the elevator hits the bottom floor. Unfortunately, if the elevator gets stuck, their excessive prune intake will result in a gaseous cloud that will kill every person on the elevator.
They work from a clear desk surface
People that get up early know the value of working from a clean desk. Even if their desk has some mementos or pictures on it when they arrive at work, they will clear it off in a fit of anger by sweeping anything on the desk, including the phone, into the trash can in a rage.
This not only gets their blood going, ensuring a productive day, it makes sure that other employees think they are mentally unstable, giving them the space and time to get things done. Productive people know that other people can only hinder their progress.
If you’re not getting up early, you can work on some of these skills in order to become more productive, better a better lover and more accepting of your kids failures at school.