You will find with a little research that most successful
people wake up between four o'clock and six o'clock in the morning. If
you don't believe me, start asking people you consider to be successful,
what time they get up each morning and when do they go to sleep at
If you need more time and you already get up at five o'clock in the
morning and go to sleep at 11 o'clock in the evening, it's going to be
difficult to squeeze an extra hour into your day. There's a good chance
if you fall into this category, you should gather more information on
time management, instead of getting up earlier.
Now I mention the person waking up at five o'clock in the morning and
going to sleep at 11 o'clock in the evening. This person could always
get up at four o'clock in the morning and go to bed at 10 o'clock in the
evening. Most people spend their evenings relaxing and this might
include watching television, reading, taking late night walks or
spending time with their families.
If you're spending three hours each night with your family, you could
always choose to spend one night each week working on your goals and
that would give you three hours each week. Even if you only spent one
hour each week it's better than nothing. Remember to be creative and you
will find the time you need.
How bad do you really want to change old habits or create new habits?
When someone says they can't get up any earlier in the morning or stay
up any later in the evening, they probably can but choose not to. If you
sincerely cannot get out of bed any earlier in the morning, can you stay
When changing or creating habits we often need to compromise with other
things we do during the day. If you don't feel like getting up any
earlier or going to bed later and you don't want to restructure any part
of your day or weekends. This doesn't mean anything if you're creative.
If you're creative enough you will find a way to accomplish your goals
and change your life habits.
Here's a simple story about
15 minutes each day.