Successful people in every field are often said to be “blessed with talent” or even just lucky.
But the truth is, many worked harder than the average person can even imagine.
Many high performing entrepreneurs & sportsmen are known for waking up early and working toward a goal while other people are still in bed, and staying later than everyone else.
Michael Jordan had prodigious physical gifts. But it was hard work that made him a legend. When Jordan first entered the league, his jump shot wasn’t good enough. He spent his off season taking hundreds of jumpers early in the morning until he became perfect.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is a frequent consumer of his company’s products to maintain his hectic schedule. He gets into the office by 6 in the morning and stays until 7.
The award winning pitcher Roy Halladay is one of the hardest working man in baseball. He routinely puts in a 90 minute workout before his teammates make to the field.
GE CEO Immelt has worked 100 hour weeks for 24 years. Immelt strictly divides that time, devoting a specific portion of each day to deal with every part of his business.
All of that comes after a 5:30 A.M. workout where he’s already reading the papers and watching CNBC.
Former CEO of GE Jack Welch used to get up early in the morning every single day & everyday he used to meditate early in the morning. He admits whatever success he has created , major contribution goes to that early morning ritual.
CEO of Apple ,Tim Cook has always been a workaholic, he begins sending emails at 4:30 in the morning.He’s the first in the office and last to leave.
The host of American Idol, Seacrest appears 7 days a week on E!, hosts a daily radio show from 5 to 10 A.M., appears on the Today show, runs a television production company, and recently received $300 million in private equity funding to acquire more businesses.
Serena Williams & Venus Williams who have dominated women’s tennis for many years, were all but raised on the court.
From an extremely young age, their life was to get up, 6 o’clock in the morning, go to the tennis court, before school. After school, go to tennis.
So lesson for all MBA aspirants, job professionals & entrepreneurs is are you achieving your true potential? Do you find your productivity levels at peak every single day, if no then may be you are not waking up early. Try to follow this habit every single day until it becomes indispensable part of your life. Watch your results skyrocket.
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