I wake up most mornings around 4:30am. It’s not something I recommend. It’s not connected to creativity in any way. It’s simply what works for me, my lifestyle and my bodyclock.
Why am I sharing this with you? Well, I read an article earlier that’s very similar to a million others, which share success secrets of the rich or famous. This particular article gave a list of successful people who wake up very early. The subtext was that if you want to be successful, you too need to be an early riser.
And that’s 100% bullshit!
There are no rules
Successful people don’t follow a predefined set of success rules. As JK Rowling recently said, when someone made a video of her (non-existent) success rules, “There are no rules. Do your thing”.
The reality is that the most successful people are actually the least likely to follow rules. They are the misfits. They only rise to the top because they follow their own, meaningfully different path.
The only rule for success is that there are no rules. Do your thing… your way!