The mornings are an incredibly inspirational time, full of hope and promise for the day ahead. The early hours, even before sunrise, are moments to ponder everything from the meaning of life to that day's to-do list.
Success must first be envisioned before it can be realized. The mornings are the perfect time to do that -- alone with a cup of coffee, your laptop or note pad, and your thoughts.
Laura Vanderkam writes in her new ebook What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, "Seizing your mornings is the equivalent of that sound financial advice to pay yourself before you pay your bills." That makes a lot of sense. As you have probably experienced, if you wait until later in the day for planning or reflection, it probably won't happen.
If your mornings tend to be more of a rush to get out the door, consider stepping back and allowing more time to begin your day. Even an extra 15 minutes can make a big difference, if you really use that time wisely.
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