by Harkhuf Tehuti


We all go to bed at night and we all wake up in the morning.  Each day you can, seize the day and create your life. Each day you can have a do over of sorts. Every morning you have the opportunity to rise early excited to begin your day. However, that is not how morning looks to everyone.

Many of us sleep late, and feel like we are playing catch up all day. It’s pretty common for people to hit the snooze button more than once in the morning. Yet, for some of the most successful people their morning starts early because they are aware that it gives them an advantage in their life. 

So while you are enjoying those last vivid dream minutes someone else is up and already reading, working, exercising, meditating, etc. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO is up at 4:30 am http://gawker.com/5834158/tim-cook-apples-new-ceo-and-the-most-powerful-gay-man-in-america




Let’s look at why waking early gives you better odds at success in your life:

1. In the morning you have stronger willpower. Your willpower is a limited resource and by the end of the day it is running low. That means you have a greater chance of dealing with challenges earlier in the day because you will have more willpower, so manage it well. 

2. The tone for the day is set with your morning rituals. When you get up early you have time to journal, read, exercise, etc. all of which determine how you are going to feel for the rest of the day. Creative, positive energy in the morning will change how you act and engage throughout the day.

3. In the morning you are more focused with fewer distractions. The quiet morning hours let you take care of your top-priorities before everyone else’s priorities find their way into your day. You can use the early morning to set your goals, plan what your day is going to look like and even solve problems. You are much more likely to be highly productive. Perhaps there is some truth to the saying ‘The early bird catches the worm.’



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       More beauty rest and less success or more success and less sleep? It’s up to you.  Anyone can see why early risers might enjoy a more successful life but you shouldn’t have to opt for one over the other?  While it is true successful people get up pretty earlier before daylight, there should be balancement in everything.  If you’re used to sleeping longer than what your body requires then it stands to reason that you should start listening to your body instead of your mind.   




        Many times our body will awake on it’s own but as stated before many of us sleep late.  This isn’t always due to being tired as one may think but because of  patterns or “grooves” we set in our minds.  We are creatures of habit and so these habits are caused by constantly doing and thinking the same things over and over again.  It’s like the grooves in a record, we create these grooves when we repeat our thought patterns.  Change your thought patterns!  The mind is a ferocious beast and is constantly active, it doesn’t like to be watched!  The next time your body awakes don’t struggle with your mind by fighting with it,  just observe it and it will cease it’s activities.  Start listening to your body,  if you wake up then get up!  This creates the balancement needed in your life. 


excerpts from ‘THE MIND’ by Dr. Malachi Z. York

excerpts from Self Improvement You by Harkhuf Tehuti

excerpts from GAWKERS article Tim Cook: Apple's New CEO and the Most Powerful Gay Man in America

 by Ryan Tate



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