There is only so much time in the day.
If you want to get more done, you really have two choices…
Stay up late. Or get up early.
Which are you… an Early Bird or the Night Owl?
Productive Birds of a Feather
You have the same amount of time each day as everyone else.
If you want to reach your goals and dreams you have to be willing to pay the price.
That sacrifice often involves giving up something.
Sometimes it is your time. Sometimes it is money. And sometimes it is sleep.
One of the best times to get ahead and be “in the zone” is when everyone else is sleeping.
Successful people know that you have to be willing to give up sleep to reach your dreams.
Get up early. Or stay up late. Those are your choices.
I posed this question on Twitter the other day and got many different answers…
Q: Early bird or night owl, when do you get your best work done?
— Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) September 27, 2012
It seems that we are all pretty well split when it comes to early birds and night owls.
Early Birds: Working Before Others Get Up
I am an early bird. I often get asked when I get my writing and TMN work done.
The simplest answer is that I do it before everyone else gets up.
I usually get up at 4AM and work until the rest of the house wakes up.
@TMNinja Early bird. I get more done when no one else but productive people are up than I did as a night owl. Also, kids make you sleepy.
— Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) September 27, 2012
I find that working first thing in the morning gets my day going.
Getting a head start on the rest of the world, just feels good.
Many people use the excuse that they can’t get up early. (Here are 17 ways you can be the early bird…)
Maybe they are night owls…
Night Owls: Working With the Moon
Other people prefer to stay up long after the rest of the world has crashed out.
@TMNinja Night night night night. No question. Always have, and I bet I alway will. Hoot! 🙂
— Becca Young (@beccatronic) September 27, 2012
They work by the moonlight.
They may be more productive at midnight than they are at noon.
Just make sure that if you stay up late that you are being productive. (Not watching mindless TV or endlessly surfing the Net.)
Work While Others Are Sleeping
It doesn’t matter which productivity bird represents your work style.
They both can work. It depends on your environment and energy levels.
@TMNinja Before children…night owl. After children…early bird.
— T.C. Judd ن (@tc_judd) September 27, 2012
Do you have the drive to get up early or stay up late?
While others are dreaming, make your dreams real.
Ask yourself, “What do you want more than a little extra sleep?”
Question: Are you a night owl or an early bird?