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19 Morning Rituals of the Super Successful

What is something that every successful person has in common? They all have a morning ritual.

Most people wake up in the morning and go to check their phone or hit the snooze button. Even worse, they lay there awake, dreading the thought of getting up. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Each morning, those who are super successful go through a certain morning routine. It’s through their morning routine that sets them up for the entire day.

In this article, I will share with you the exact morning routines of the super successful.

Barbara Corcoran: She makes a to-do list the night before. Once she gets to the office, she reviews the to-do list she made. This allows her to make sure she does the most important tasks of the day.

Mark Zuckerberg: He starts his day by dressing the same way each morning. Mark realizes that this is one less decision he has to make throughout his day. He intends to be as productive as possible.

Howard Schultz: He gets up every morning at 4:30am and walks his dog.

Olivia Wilde: Starts her day by taking in everything she’s grateful for.

Nicholas Sparks: Wakes up each morning at 5:30am. Once he gets up, he has coffee and reads three different newspapers. From there, he works out at the gym before sending his kids off to school.

Jack Dorsey: He wakes up each morning at 5:30am and goes for a six-mile jog.

Bill Gates: Starts his day on the treadmill for an hour while also taking an online course from the Teaching Company.

Arianna Huffington: She spends the first 30 minutes of her day meditating. Huffington loves meditation so much that she offered weekly classes for her employees.

Steve Jobs: He spent his morning re-evaluating his work and desires. Jobs always wanted to make sure he was using his days to the best of his ability.

Richard Branson: He likes to leave his curtains undrawn so he wakes up each morning with the sunrise. Once he wakes up, he’ll swim around his island or do some sort of physical activity.

Tory Burch: She wakes up each morning at 5:45am and immediately checks her work emails. Once she’s done checking her email, she gets her kids out of bed then goes on a 45-minute walk.

Simon Cowell: He resets his snooze button twice before waking up. From there, he is served a breakfast of hot water with lemon, papaya juice with lime, oatmeal, tea, and 3 smoothies.

Mark Twain: He eats the frog. What he really means is that he does the hardest task of the day first. Your day can never be bad if you do the hardest task first.

Jennifer Aniston: She wakes up each morning at 4:30am and drinks hot water with lemon. From there, she brushes her face with soap and water.

Jessica Alba: She wakes up at 5:30am and then goes straight into working out with a friend. 

Jeff Bezos: He usually starts his day between 7am and 8am. Before he going into the office he goes on his treadmill while reading the newspaper.

John Paul DeJoria: He starts every morning with a quiet 5-minute reflection. This allows DeJoria to become fully present with where he is.

Cal Newport: He starts his morning with a glass of water before heading outside to walk his dog. While walking his dog, he listens to audiobooks.

Stephen King: He generally has a cup of water or tea. Then he usually sits down between 8 and 8:30am starts writing.

What does your morning look like? Let us know in the comments!

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Trevor Oldham

Trevor Oldham is a 20-year-old entrepreneur who’s had eleutheromania ever since he can remember. Trevor is the co-founder at Become The Lion. He's been featured on Addicted2Success, Influencive, and The Daily Positive. Trevor's on a mission to influence millennial's to take charge of their life and achieve the desired freedom in their life.
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