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The Train to Success Passes at 4:00 A.M.

7 Life changing Benefits From Waking Up Earlier



In my early 20’s, I had a job in a jewelry manufacturing company in the heart of Manhattan. My shift started at 8:30 A.M and ended at 5:00 P.M. It was an hour train ride from my home to my job, so you would assume that I woke up pretty early in order to have enough time to do everything I needed to do, to get myself ready and leave with time to spare so I can arrive ready to start my day. Well we all know what they say about those who assume. This assumption couldn't be any further from the truth. I didn't have the mindset of a winner, in fact I didn't even know what the mindset of a winner looked like. I woke up at 7:00 A.M, and some time later after hitting the snooze button a few times. I took the quickest showers, if that (there were days with no morning shower), and I ran out the house still cleaning off the eye crust, in hopes of making it to the train by 7:45 A.M. I arrived every day late to work, and then I had the audacity to stop on the way; to buy breakfast, and even though I was already late, I would sit in my work area to eat, and would get annoyed if anyone dared to rush me. I would have definitely fired younger me, but by the grace of God they didn't.




I Guess The Early Bird Does Get The Worm


If this sounds familiar to you, if you can relate to the younger version of me, then you definitely need to keep reading, and discover something that changed my life for the best. Growing up I heard that the early bird gets the worm, and I remember the older people telling me how important it was to wake up early in the morning no matter if you had somewhere to be or not. No one ever told me why it was important, so I thought it was something older people did. It wasn't until I began adapting self discipline, hunger for knowledge, hunger for success, and started identifying clear goals, and plans that I learned about the habits of most successful people. Book after book, video after video about millionaire habits, they all coincided with the habit of waking up early as one of those that will start you on the correct path.




Why I Need To Beat The Sun In The Morning


We must understand that success is a journey that often requires dedication, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. While many people may associate success with working your face off, and the constant late nights burning the midnight oil, there is a lesser-known truth: the train to success passes at 4:00 a.m. This metaphorical train symbolizes the pivotal moments and opportunities that can propel individuals towards their goals. By waking up early and embracing the early morning hours, individuals can position themselves to catch this train and accelerate their journey to success by beating the sun to the start of the day.





So if you were wondering what are some of the benefits to waking up early, stay with me and let me share a few:


1. Embracing the 3 S’s- Silence, Solitude and Spotlight


One of the main advantages of waking up early is the silence, solitude and tranquility it offers. In the early morning hours, most of the world that surrounds you is still asleep, and distractions are minimal. When I talk about the spotlight, I don't mean it in the form of bringing attention to yourself, or shining as the star of the show. It's more like putting yourself in the POV of the person operating the spotlight. When you shine a spotlight, you have to focus on one thing at a time. This quiet environment allows individuals to turn their spotlight to one thing and focus on their thoughts and channel their energy into productive activities. Whether it's reading, writing, meditating, or working on personal projects, the early morning offers uninterrupted time for deep work and self-reflection.


2. Increased productivity:


Studies have shown that individuals who wake up early tend to be more productive throughout the day. By starting their day before others, they gain a head start and can accomplish important tasks while others are still catching up. Additionally, waking up early allows individuals to plan their day effectively, set goals, and prioritize their activities. This proactive approach sets the tone for the rest of the day and ensures that important tasks are not neglected.


3. Developing a morning routine:


Establishing a morning routine is crucial for achieving success. By waking up at 4:00 a.m. consistently, individuals can create a structured routine that sets them up for success. This routine may include exercise, healthy breakfast, meditation, journaling or any activity that promotes personal growth and well-being. Having a consistent morning routine not only boosts productivity but also enhances mental and physical health, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life.


4. Seizing opportunities:


The train to success passes at 4:00 a.m. metaphorically signifies the importance of being ready to seize opportunities when they arise. Waking up early ensures that individuals are prepared and alert when unexpected chances for growth and progress present themselves. It could be a sudden job opening, a networking event, or an idea that sparks in the early morning hours. Those who are awake and actively pursuing their goals are more likely to recognize and seize these opportunities, propelling them forward on their journey to success.


5. Cultivating discipline:


Waking up at 4:00 a.m. requires discipline and commitment. It is a choice to prioritize personal goals and aspirations over the comfort of sleep. By consistently waking up early, individuals develop a strong sense of discipline that extends beyond their morning routine. This discipline becomes a driving force in their pursuit of success, helping them stay focused, overcome challenges, and persevere in the face of adversity.


6. Gaining a competitive edge:


In today's fast-paced world, gaining a competitive edge is crucial. Waking up at 4:00 a.m. gives individuals a significant advantage over their peers. It allows them to carve out extra time to improve their skills, stay updated in their field, and work towards their long-term goals. By consistently waking up early, individuals can surpass the competition and stand out in their respective industries.


7. Enhancing well-being:


Early mornings provide an opportunity for self-care and well-being. Waking up at 4:00 a.m. allows individuals to prioritize their physical and mental health. They can engage in activities such as exercise, yoga, or mindfulness practices that boost energy levels, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Taking care of oneself is essential for success, as it provides individuals with the stamina, resilience, and mental clarity needed to navigate challenges and pursue their goals.




To sum things up, the metaphorical train to success passes at 4:00 a.m.(We use 4:00 A.M as an example, the key is before sunrise) Waking up early not only offers solitude and focus but also increases productivity, allows for the development of a morning routine, and creates opportunities for seizing pivotal moments. It cultivates discipline, provides a competitive edge, and enhances overall well-being. By embracing the early morning hours, individuals position themselves to catch this metaphorical train and accelerate their journey to success. So set that alarm clock, embrace the morning, and embark on a transformative path towards achieving your dreams.

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