Forcing Yourself to Get Up at 4 a.m. Won’t Make You More Successful

November 20, 2019 | Posted in Such and Such

When people insist on the 4 a.m. morning, they’re assuming that everyone works under the same biological script, and that changing that script is simply a matter of willpower. But this simply isn’t true.

People don’t achieve early schedules based on mechanical or arbitrary cultural clocks. They achieve it based on biological ones, and rest and productivity are always in a yin-yang relationship, no matter where your clock setting might be. That means that, particularly now, in an age where flexible scheduling and gig-style jobs are commonplace, it’s time to put to rest the idea that 4 a.m. wins.  Instead, get creative to accommodate varying schedule needs, and then achieve your best productivity by getting up whenever you darn well feel like it.

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