“Morning is when the wick is lit. A flame ignited, the day delighted with heat and light, we start the fight for something more than before .” Jeb Dickerson www.howtomatter.com
I love this quote by Dickerson.
Unfortunately, or so I thought at the time, I became a morning person years ago.
Part of it was due to an early rising husband. Then came children. Only by rising early, drinking coffee, doing the whole makeup routine (a Southern thing) was I able to feel awake and prepared for that onslaught of energy about to be thrust upon me by five kids.
I had no idea how lucky I was that I begrudgingly developed that wonderful trait.
(Sunrise in Malamulele, South Africa by me.)
All you EARLY MORNING PEOPLE Take a look at this article by Courtney Rubin. It will make you proud.
Why Morning People Rule the World
Morning people are more proactive – and therefore more successful in their professional lives — according to new research.
To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the morning people are different from you and me – or so says new research.
Early birds are more proactive than evening people – and so they do well in business, says Christoph Randler, a biology professor at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany.
“When it comes to business success, morning people hold the important cards,” Randler told the Harvard Business Review of his research, some of which originally appeared in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. “[T]hey tend to get better grades in school, which gets them into better colleges, which then leads to better job opportunities. Morning people also anticipate problems and try to minimize them. They’re proactive.” (Not that evening people are life’s losers: They’re smarter and more creative, and have a better sense of humor, other studies have shown.)
For the complete article: http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/07/research-says-morning-people-are-more-proactive.html
There are mornings we all feel like this.