40 Successful People Who Wake Up Early – Expand Your Mind

Successful People Who Get Up Early

Getting up early is a common practice for high performers (although not for all). They use the first hours of the morning to exercise, read, meditate, pray or other activities that lead them to be better each day.

This list is a compilation of successful people who get up early and get up early. You will discover what they do awake at such early hours of the day, you will even be able to adopt some of their habits and include them in your daily routines.

  1. David Goggins – Former Navy Seal, Ultramarathoner – 3:00 am
  2. Eric Thomas Ph.D. – Motivational speaker – 3:00 am
  3. Jocko Willink – Former Navy Seal and co-founder of Echelon Front – 4:30 am
  4. Robin Sharma – author The 5 AM Club – 5:00 am
  5. Tim Cook – Apple CEO – 3:45 a.m.
  6. The Rock Dwayne Johnson – Actor – 4:00 am
  7. Indra Nooyi – CEO of PepsiCo – 4:00 a.m.
  8. Howard Schultz – Starbucks CEO – 4:30 a.m.
  9. Jack Dorsey – Square CEO – 5:30 a.m.
  10. Jeff Weiner – LinkedIn CEO – 5:30 a.m.
  11. Richard Branson – Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group – 5:45 am
  12. Padmasree Warrior – Cisco Technical Director – 4:30 am
  13. Oprah Winfrey – TV Host – 4:00 am
  14. Tim O’Shaughnessy – LivingSocial CEO – 5:00 a.m.
  15. Bill Mcnabb – Chairman of Vanguard Group – 5:00 am
  16. Robert Iger – Disney CEO – 4:30 a.m.
  17. Irwin Simon – Hain Celestial Group CEO – 5:00 a.m.
  18. Mary Barra – CEO General Motors – 5:30 a.m.
  19. Tim Armstrong – CEO AOL – 5:00 a.m.
  20. Ursula Burns – CEO Xerox – 5:15 a.m.
  21. Jeff Immelt – CEO GE – 5:30 a.m.
  22. Sergio Marchionne (1952-2018) – CEO Fiat Chrysler – 3:30 a.m.
  23. Bill Gross – Co-founder of PIMCO – 4:30 am
  24. David Cush – CEO Virgin America – 4:15 a.m.
  25. Kara Goldin – Founder and CEO of Hint Water – 5:30 am
  26. Bill Gates – Founder of Microsoft – 4:30 a.m.
  27. Sallie Krawcheck – Co-Founder and CEO Elevate – 4:00 am
  28. Steve Reinemund – PepsiCo CEO – 5:00 a.m.
  29. Michelle Obama – Former First Lady – 4:30 am
  30. Scott Adams – creator of Dilbert – 4:00 a.m.
  31. Jennifer Aniston – Actress – (4:30 a.m.)
  32. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) – Former US President – ​​(5:00 am)
  33. Haruki Murakami – novelist – (4:00 am)
  34. Immanuel Kant(1724-1804) – philosopher – (5:00 am)
  35. Maya Angelou – Writer – (1928-2014) (5:30 am)
  36. John Milton(1608-1674) – poet and essayist – (4:00 am)
  37. Honoré de Balzac(1799-1850) – novelist – (1:00 am)
  38. Voltaire(1694-1778) – writer – ( 4:00 am)
  39. Eliud Kipchoge – marathon runner- (5:00 am)
  40. Dan Brown – novelist – (4:00 am)

Below is a brief explanation of the routines that each one follows. Discover the advantages of getting up early and how to achieve it here.

1. David Goggins (3.00 a.m.)

Retired Navy Seal and motivational speaker, commonly known as “the toughest man on the planet.” David Goggins wakes up at 3:00 in the morning and goes for a 10- to 15-mile run.

Goggins’ story is really inspiring and you can read about it here.

2. Eric Thomas (3:00 a.m.)

Motivational speaker, gets up at 3:00 am to think or write, for 2 hours, without interruptions, does not allow even his family to distract him. His philosophy of life is: if you want to be successful, your desire must be like breathing. He has hundreds of inspirational and motivational videos on Youtube.

Some of his best phrases have been collected here that you can read every day to inspire you.

Retired Navy Seal, founder of Echelon Front. “She wakes up at 4:30 in the morning, to train.” He is currently dedicated to helping organizations improve through the principles he learned in his years of service as a Navy Seal.

He is the author of multiple books, among the most prominent is extreme ownership based on the mentality of becoming 100% responsible for your life and the people you lead, discipline equals freedom explores the importance of discipline to be free in life and the path of little warrior a book written to improve children’s self-esteem.

You can read the compilation of his best phrases here.

4. Robin Sharma (5am)

For those who don’t know, the 5 AM club is a concept started by Robin Sharma where you wake up at 5 AM and split your time into 20 minutes, exercising for twenty minutes, planning and reflecting on your life for twenty minutes and studying something new for twenty minutes.

The concept is called 20/20/20 and the goal is to improve your performance and performance by using the first thing in the morning to do high-value activities. At 6 AM you will have accomplished more than most people.

People who have joined the 5AM club comment on the good results achieved. I personally believe that getting up at this time gives you a tactical advantage and allows you to focus your mind 100% on an activity when the rest of the world is sleeping and no one can disturb you.

You can learn his technique in his book The 5 AM Club: Control Your Mornings, Power Your Life. This book teaches you the routines that have made it possible for many people to achieve great results, while increasing their happiness and vitality.

You can read the most inspiring quotes from Robin Sharma here.

5. Tim Cook (3.45 a.m.)

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up every day at 3:45 a.m. to check email, exercise, and grab a coffee before starting his work day. He is considered one of the most successful business executives and capable of running the first trillion dollar company.

You can read the best Tim Cook quotes and phrases here.

6. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson (4:00 a.m.)

Actor and professional wrestler “The Rock” gets up every day at 4:00 to train. His work ethic, discipline and determination has led him to a successful career and become one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. It’s amazing what can be achieved with hard work and perseverance.

You can read the most inspiring phrases of the rock here.

7. Indra Nooyi (4.30am)

Former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of PepsiCo, she gets up at 4:30 am, to be at her office at 7:00 am.

8. Howard Schultz (4.30 a.m.)

Starbucks CEO, gets up at 4:30 am to exercise and walk his dog.

9. Jack Dorsey (5:30 a.m.)

The CEO of Square (financial services), gets up at 5:30 am, to meditate and run 6 miles.

10. Jeff Weiner (5.30am)

CEO LinkedIn, gets up at 5:30 am to work out.

11. Richard Branson (5:00 a.m.)

Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group, gets up at 5:00 am, exercise, play tennis, or ride a bike depending on weather conditions.

12. Padmasree Warrior (4:30 a.m.)

A Cisco CTO, she gets up at 4:30 am, reads email for an hour, listens to the news, exercises, and gets her son ready for school.

13. Oprah Winfrey (4:00 a.m.)

TV presenter, actress and producer. She gets up at 4:00 a.m. She meditates for 20 minutes, walks the dogs, drinks coffee or tea, and exercises.

14. Tim O’Shaughnessy (5:00 a.m.)

CEO of LivingSocial gets up at 5:00 am, checks some emails, monitors income in 24-hour cycles, after that he does some exercises and is with his children.

15. Bill Mcnabb (5.00 a.m.)

Former chairman of Vanguard Group, He starts his day at 5:00 am, thinking, reading and preparing the next day’s agenda.

16. Robert Iger (4.30am)

Former CEO of Disney, he gets up at 4:30 am, to read the press, exercise, check e-mails, and watch television.

17. Irwin Simon (5am)

CEO Hain Celestial Group, He wakes up at 5:00 am, checks emails, works with units in Asia and Europe, then prays, walks the dog and works out.

18. Mary Barra (5:30 a.m.)

CEO General Motors arrives at the office at 6:00 am.

19. Tim Armstrong (5 or 5.15 a.m.)

Founder and CEO of the dtx company, he gets up around 5:00 am, works out, reads and sends emails.

20. Ursula Burns (5.15am)

CEO Xerox gets up at 5:15 am for a private training session.

21. Jeff Immelt (5.30am)

CEO GE, at 5:30 am you are already in the gym.

22. Sergio Marchionnea (1952-2018) (3.30 am)

The former CEO of Fiat Chrysler, gets up at 3:30 am to start work.

23. Bill Gross (4.30am)

Co-founder of PIMCO (Investment Fund Manager). He gets up at 4:30 am to practice yoga.

24. David Cush (4.15am)

CEO Virgin America, He wakes up at 4:15 am, calls his business partners on the East Coast, listens to the morning broadcast on Dallas sports radio, reads the papers, and rides a stationary bike in the gym.

25. Kara Goldin (5.30am)

Founder and CEO of Hint Water, gets up at 5:30am, checks her calendar, checks unread emails, has a double latte, goes for a walk with her husband and the dogs.

26. Bill Gates (4:30 a.m.)

Founder of Microsoft, he gets up at 4:30 am, goes to the gym, meditates, watches documentaries, reads the press and has breakfast.

27. Sallie Krawcheck (4.00am)

Co-founder and CEO Elevate, he wakes up at 4:00 am, It’s his most productive hour and he finds room for creativity.

28. Steve Reinemund (5 a.m.)

Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. He gets up at 5 am, runs 4 miles, prays and has breakfast with his family.

29. Michelle Obama (4:00 a.m.)

Former first lady, lawyer, gets up early to be at the gym at 4:30 am.

You can read the 70 best phrases of Michelle Obama here.

30. Scott Adams (5 a.m.)

Dilbert creator Scott gets up at 5:00 am, has a cup of coffee, eats a protein bar, goes to his desk, and gets to work on a new Dilbert comic strip. Character who has been drawing for 30 years.

31. Jennifer Aniston (4:30am)

Actress. She gets up at 4:30 am, drinks a cup of hot water with lemon, then meditates for 20 minutes.

32. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) (5:00 a.m.)

Former president of the United States, he gets up at 5:00 am, studies, then has breakfast.

33. Haruki Murakami (4:00 a.m.)

A novelist, she gets up at 4:00 am to work on her novels, then exercises.

34. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) (5:00 a.m.)

Philosopher, he gets up at 5:00 a.m., has breakfast, his creative work is done until 7:00 a.m.

35. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) (5:30am)

Writer, gets up at 5:30 am, eats breakfast and starts her creative work at 7:00 am

36. John Milton (1608-1674) (4:00 a.m.)

Poet and essayist, he gets up at 4:00 a.m., has breakfast at 5:00 a.m. and started his work at 7:00 a.m.

37. Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) (1:00 am)

Novelist, he got up at 1:00 am to work until 8:00 am, then went to bed again.

38. Voltaire (1694-1778) (4:00 a.m.)

Writer and historian, he got up at 4:00 a.m. and his creative work began at 7:00 a.m.

39. Eliud Kipchoge (5:00 a.m.)

Marathoner at 5:00 am is on the track to train, then breakfast.

You can read 39 inspiring Eliud Kipchoge quotes here to help you discover the mindset of a champion.

40. Dan Brown (4:00 a.m.)

A novelist, he gets up at 4:00 am, has a smoothie and a cup of coffee, and then starts work.

final thoughts

Getting up early is a common practice among CEOs, elite athletes, and world leaders. It can be seen that most of them use the first hour of the morning to exercise, keep fit, meditate and/or read.

In the case of writers, they use the first hour for creative work, what it is like to sit down to write for hours before the sun rises.

Getting up this early requires determination, consistency and discipline. It is a habit that can be acquired over time. Although the first few weeks will be really hard, it will gradually get easier as the body gets used to it, but it will bring great rewards if you use those hours wisely.

Continue reading 70 inspiring phrases about getting up early.

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