why successful people wake up early and become member of 5 a.m. club.
February 21, 2019
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The former First Lady told Oprah that one of her winning routines is rising before the sun and exercising to begin her morning at her best.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also wakes up early, as does Starbucks legend Howard Shultz.

Bollywood star Akshaykumar starts at 4 a.m. and completes his daily routine.

Most of the spiritual and religious gurus get up at 4 a.m. and work on the self-initiatives.

Bill McNabb, Chairman of the Vanguard Group, wakes up around 5 and gets to his desk by 6:15 a.m.

Waking up can be one of the most difficult and dreaded parts of going to work. But for some of the most successful people in art, business, and sports, rising early is key to their success.

Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his mornings at 3:45 a.m., Ellevest CEO and co-founder Sallie Krawcheck wakes at 4 a.m. and Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Indra Nooyi have been known to rise at the crack of dawn.

Benjamin Spall, author of “My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired” and founding editor of my morning has spoken with hundreds of successful figures about their morning regimens. “It’s not a coincidence that all of these people these people have routines,” he tells CNBC Make It.

While Spall says the biggest predictor of success is simply having a steady routine, it cannot be ignored that many of the most successful figures in his book wake up early — as in, before-6-a.m.-early.

Here are 10 successful people who wake with (or before) the sun:

William ‘Bill’ McNabb, president and chief executive officer of Vanguard Advisers Inc.
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William ‘Bill’ McNabb, president and chief executive officer of Vanguard Advisers Inc.
1. Bill McNabb, Chairman of the Vanguard Group, wakes up around 5 and gets to his desk by 6:15 a.m.
Bill McNabb, chairman and former CEO of the Vanguard Group, has a strict early-morning routine that he has not changed in decades.

“My routine has varied about 30 minutes over 30 years,” he says. “When I became Vanguard’s CEO in 2008 (a position I held until early 2018), I started coming in a little earlier so I could have some additional preparation time in the morning. Other than that, not much has changed since I joined the company in 1986.”

His routine includes waking up between 5 and 5:15 a.m., grabbing a cup of coffee on the way to work and settling in at his desk between 5:45 and 6:15. Getting into the office early, he says, gives him crucial time for creative productivity.

“The quiet time between 6 and 7:30 a.m. is when some of my best work gets done,” says McNabb. “It’s my time to read, think and prepare for the day ahead. I try really hard to preserve that time.”

As per the Indian wisdom, they have divided night into four parts, 4 a.m. comes under the last part and consider as the best part of a night for meditation, prayer, and creativity. Hopefully, that is why all the temples have early morning prayer.

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As per the Ancient Wisdom , early bed – early starts.

I really like it.

…I recently did two experiences. One working late night and going to bed after 4 a.m. occupy my selves in work and finally, sleep at around 4 a.m. Late night eating also. and the next day, I start my day after 11 a.m. This experience goes up for a week time.

Another experience, I finished all the work before sunset. I had dinner before 8 p.m. and sleep early. I wake up at 4 a.m. start working.

shall I confess that wake – up at 4 a.m. was better experienced.

Bob Ferguson, Attorney General of Washington State, wakes at 5 a.m. to make breakfast for his family
“I’m a big believer that how your day starts is really important,” says Bob Ferguson, Attorney General of the state of Washington.

He wakes between 5 and 6:30 a.m. in order to carve out time for himself and his family.

“First, I have a little personal time — breakfast, coffee, the morning news,” he lists. Then he wakes his children and wife up and begins to make breakfast for the family to enjoy together.

Waking up early, he explains, is the only way for him to make sure that he has time for what matters most.

“It’s easy for meetings to go late at work, or for other events to come up, and I’m not always guaranteed much time with them later in the day, so I liked to lock in that morning time,” says Ferguson.

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Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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