I am somewhat obsessed with what the most successful people do before breakfast. Mornings are simply a great time to get things done. Our supply of willpower is at its peak early in the day, and consequently, it makes sense that people would be better able to focus and do difficult things like, say, crank out great literature.
Indeed, many great writers have created prodigious bodies of work by rising early. But many others have created prodigious bodies of work by rising late. So perhaps it’s all a wash in the end–more a matter of personal preference than anything else.
Getting up early is a real chore for many especially when it doesn’t come naturally. Set your alarm earlier, and you may be surprised at how easily pen meets page.
See on www.fastcompany.com