Fleximize took a look at the morning habits of 26 of the country’s most successful individuals including the President of the United States Barrack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Jobs, and even Oprah Winfrey.
What was discovered? Well, each of the men and women on their chart starts their day early with time blocked out for exercise and meditation, breakfast and family. In short, things that are important!
Someone, somewhere coined it best: “If it has to happen, then it has to happen first!”
Everyone has an “it.” Anyone who has managed to find professional success is surely embracing this philosophy. The first hour(s) of the day are used doing whatever is one’s top-priority activity. And no sooner do you start you risk the priorities of everyone else creeping in.
Interestingly enough, exercising in the morning is one of the group’s top priorities. It’s been said many times that exercise helps keep productivity and energy levels up and better prepares us for the everyday challenge of achieving all we can.
From start to finish, the daily life of each successful person is very much dictated by their family and job. But there are definitely some patterns that we can all incorporate into our own lives to achieve higher success and order.
An Insider article found that “the most productive people understand how important the first meal of the day is in determining their energy levels for the rest of the day. Most stick to the same light, daily breakfast because it works, it’s healthy for them and they know how the meal will make their mind and body feel.”
The Fleximize chart demonstrates that successful people consider the quiet hours of the morning an ideal time to focus on any number of things: important work projects, checking email, and meditation. And what’s more, spending time on it at the beginning of the day ensures that it gets complete attention before others chime in.
So check the chart and find someone you can relate to.
BI points out that planning the day, week, or month ahead is a crucial time management tool designed to keep you on track when you’re in the thick of it. Using the mornings to do big-picture thinking helps you prioritize and set the trajectory of the day!