Should you wake up at 5AM every morning? If you’re a developing man of Danger, you’ve probably went through a ton of articles on how you can become an improved version of yourself. In fact, I came across a question a long time ago on Quora on how someone could be an improved version of themselves in 30 days. And one of the recurring answers was waking up early in the morning (like at 5AM or even earlier). Of course, there are some that take pictures of their watch the moment they wake up and document the beginning of their day.
It’s been widely said that those who get up early get a head start on the competition. Of course, some of the world’s successful people apparently are early birds. I always believed that if I wanted to be successful, I had to adopt a habit like this. Maybe you’re thinking the same way. However, I can get up whenever I want and just go about my day. I fulfill the day’s goals, take a moment to plan the next day and that’s it. It might sound boring, but it’s pretty straightforward.
You’re a man on a mission. Whatever that mission is, it is your job to stay the course and complete it. Worrying about competition should be the least of your worries. So, it doesn’t matter when you get out of bed. Hell, it doesn’t even matter when you go to bed. As long as you get a good sleep (6 to 8 hours max), you can take on the world anytime you want.
So, do you have to get up at 5AM to be successful? Absolutely not.
A man of Danger does his shit on his own time and on his own terms. If you want to get up early in the morning, by all means do so. But depending on what time you get up, you can still construct your day in a manner that will keep you at your most productive. Nothing more or less. Don’t adopt these “habits of successful people” because they do. Adopt your own good habits. Adopt your own morning or evening routines.
Also, I understand that you might be in the “I have to wake up early in the morning because I got to go to work” camp. Keep in mind that I completely understand that. You have a set schedule to get up, get ready and go to work. But what about on your days off? You can sleep in as long as you like and do whatever you want. Hell, if you have a side hustle, you can work the times you want.
Anyways, that’s enough of my diatribe for right now. The point is simply this: wake up on your own time, but discipline yourself enough to where you are consistently working on your personal goals. It can be building an online business, being good with women, or who knows what your personal mission in life is. A man of Danger puts his personal goals and aspirations before all else. And he can work on getting closer towards them at any time he chooses.