“Do I really have to wake up at 5 am to be successful?”
This is a common question in the personal growth world — one that’s also mired in myths and misinformation.
The truth is…
No, you don’t have to wake up at 5 am to be successful. And anyone telling you otherwise is just straight-up being dishonest with you.
Yes, some people benefit greatly from becoming an early riser.
There’s no doubt about it.
But that doesn’t mean it’s a ‘one size fits all’ proposition, either.
The reality is, some people find it very challenging to operate in the mornings. And instead, might actually be more productive burning the midnight oil.
Perhaps you’re one of those people.
And you know what? That’s okay — you don’t have to subscribe to the ‘wake up early’ myth to become a better person.
What you do have to do, though, is capitalize on the hours you are awake.
Here’s the way I look at it:
If you can set aside time in your day to do everything you know is important to you, then it doesn’t matter when you wake up.
You’ve already got it figured out.
BUT, if you can’t find time in your day to get everything done, then the way I see it, you have three options:
- Find more time during your day.
- Create more time by staying up later.
- Create more time by getting up earlier
Personally, I like creating that time in the morning by waking up early. It helps me ‘win the day before the day begins,’ so to speak.
But you might be different — and again, that’s okay.
As long as you’re finding or creating the time to get everything done you know you need to do…
Then it doesn’t when you wake up.
It only matters what happens after you do.
And when you’re ready