We know what you are thinking: Everyone, well, typically everyone, goes to work in the morning. We aren’t saying entrepreneurs should be waking up at 8 a.m. and then getting to work/starting on work by 9 a.m. We are saying entrepreneurs should take the early-bird routine to the next level by waking up around 4 or 5 a.m. and getting started on work by 5 or 6 a.m.
Not only could this lead to you being the most productive version of yourself, but it could lead to you creating your best work every single day…
Top 3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Work Early In The Morning
- Less Distractions, Which Means Greater Focus
- Staying Ahead Of Your Top Priorities/Deadlines Is The Key To Success
- More Time To Do The Things You Love
Less Distractions, Which Means Greater Focus
Not only could the morning be a time when your brain is operating at an all-time high, but it could — and should — be a time of minimal distractions. Simply put, the less distractions you have to deal with, the more focused you will be.
You see, in the morning, and especially around 4, 5 or 6 a.m., people aren’t responding to emails, and bosses aren’t asking their workers to get things done. That also means there is less pressure in the morning — well, as long as you are on top of your schedule to begin with.
Nonetheless, when there aren’t many people around, when social media is still, in a sense, sleeping, and when your phone isn’t ringing left and right, you can just focus on the task at hand. Less distractions, in every way imaginable, means more focus. Greater focus leads to a person being more productive, and it could also lead to a person doing his/her best, and most creative, work.
“The difference between rising at five and seven o’clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man’s life.” — Philip Doddridge
Staying Ahead Of Your Top Priorities/Deadlines Is The Key To Success
Waking up early and getting a quicker start to your day is how you stay ahead of your priorities, and it’s also how you take down your deadlines with plenty of time to spare.
The longer you wait to take care of your top priorities, the more stress that will pile on. If you get done with all of your top priorities in the morning, we promise you that your day will be less stressful from a work standpoint. Why? Well, because you won’t have to worry about hitting important deadlines for that particular day, of course. If you did nothing the rest of the day, which we don’t suggest, then you would likely still feel like you accomplished a lot because you would have knocked out your most important/time-sensitive projects.
The key to success is staying ahead of your schedule, and it’s easier to stay ahead of your schedule if you do your most important work early in the morning.
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” — Richard Whately
More Time To Do The Things You Love
This is a pretty simple concept: The faster you finish your entrepreneurial work, the more time you will have to do the things you love, which could be working on a passion project, spending time with your family, hitting the links, reading, etc.
Entrepreneurs are all about getting the most out of their time. If you aren’t an early bird, then you might not be doing that.
Here’s a question to ponder: What do you typically do from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.? Perhaps you are already in bed by those hours. Many people are using that time as downtime, which is perfectly fine if you are aren’t squandering it by watching TV. We are not knocking the TV set, we are saying, however, that if you have three hours to watch TV every single night, then you have more than enough time to conquer your goals and dreams, and hopefully you are doing just that.
More likely than not, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. are your dead hours — not much is going on. If you notice you are just sitting around and not really doing anything during this time, then go to bed, wake up earlier, knock out your work before the sun comes up (wouldn’t that be nice?), and then spend the rest of the day conquering your goals and dreams, or get some quality family time in.
“Life is too short,” she panicked, “I want more.” He nodded slowly, “Wake up earlier.” — Dr. SunWolf
If you want your life to be filled with success and riches, then you have to make the most out of your time, entrepreneurs. You don’t have to wake up at 4 a.m. every day if you don’t want to, or even 6 a.m., but if doing so could lead to you achieving more success, then why wouldn’t you?
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