The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

There are so many proponents out there for starting your day early, it’s kind of hard to ignore this advice–though for my entire life I’ve always preferred shrugging the idea off and hitting the snooze button more times than I can count.

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Yeah, okay Ben Franklin, I’ll take that under advisement.

But it seems like almost any successful person you can think of starts their morning insanely early: Square CEO Jack Dorsey rises at 5:30 a.m., Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wakes around 5:45 a.m., and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz gets up at 4:30 a.m. every morning–good thing he has an infinite supply of coffee at his disposal.


 Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we’ll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.


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