Laura Vanderkam has written a series of short books focusing on “what the most successful people do.” The first book in the series is What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.
Mornings have always been important to me. So, right after I read this book a few months ago, I wrote What The Most Powerful Preachers Do Before Breakfast.
Vanderkam argues that “learning to use mornings well is, in our distracted world, what separates achievement from madness.” She notes that mornings are the time when people generally have the most control. She writes …
Successful people have priorities they want to tackle, or things they like to do with their lives, and early mornings are the time when they have the most control of their schedules.
Vanderkam also believes “tasks that require self-discipline are simply easier to do while the day is young.”
Perhaps the statement that resonates with me the most is …
The best morning rituals are activities that, when practiced regularly, result in long-term benefits.
My morning routine is the part of my day that I’ve worked the hardest the develop and have been the most intentional to maintain. I try to get up early and include time with God, exercise, and reading. On exercise, Vanderkam points out that “people who work out first thing in the morning doze off faster and have less disrupted sleep than those who exercise at other times.”
The book concludes with this statement: “When you make over your mornings, you can make over your life. That is what the most successful people know.”
If you need help developing your morning routine, you might want to read What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.
What is your morning routine?