What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

From fastcompany.com, via LinkedIn Today:

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Since coming back from Hong Kong I’ve kept track of what time I wake up each day. The pattern has been 3 AM, 3 AM, 4 AM, 4 AM, 6 AM, 6 AM, etc. I seem to have stabilized at around 9 AM.

I’ve always been a late night type of person but I have noticed that I like the mornings a little bit more now that I’m older. It was nice getting up at 4 or 5 in the morning and taking a morning walk before there was anyone out on the street. I tried to time leaving my house at around 530, the time when the sun has been coming up these days.

Still, one cannot deny biology. Maybe I’m wired to wake up later. In the back of my mind I knew that I would revert back to normal, despite consciously wanting to go to bed early and waking up early. There is a Chinese saying, 順其自然, which Google Translate just told me means “go with the flow”. Perhaps I can be successful doing it this way.