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The Early Bird Gets the… Promotion?



There are countless weird correlations available for analysis.  For example, the per capita consumption of mozzarella cheese has a 95% correlation rate with civil engineering doctorates awarded.  People who use anti-dandruff shampoo are shockingly more likely to report being “good Frisbee throwers.”  Those who love couscous are much more likely to have experienced seeing an animal being born.


However, there’s one correlation that we don’t think is a fluke: some of the most successful and productive workers are often awake before 6am.  Whether they’ve spent their hours of the dawn on a morning run, sipping a cup of coffee, or reading the newspaper headlines while perusing their daily to-do list, many of the successful workers in our world have accomplished more before 7am than many do throughout their entire day.


Six Statistics on Early Birds:

  1. “Ridiculously Efficient” found that while 26.7% of night owls report “feeling overworked rather often,” only 10.2% of early birds can relate.
  2. The same study also discovered that at 8am, 64% of people are at their most productive, diminishing to 13.4% at 12pm and continually decreasing throughout the day.
  3. Plus, the positive effect of early rising doesn’t begin upon entering the workforce; a Texas school study found that students who report being “morning people” had an average GPA a full point higher than all other students (3.5 vs. 2.5).
  4. Biologist Christoph Randler found that a higher percentage of morning people agreed with statements that indicate proactivity, such as “I spend time identifying long-range goals for myself” and “I feel in charge of making things happen.”
  5. A University of Toronto study found that early birds felt more alert, happier and more motivated to take on challenges throughout their days. Plus, they had healthier immune systems.
  6. Don’t believe us? Check out these super successful early risers: http://www.businessinsider.com/successful-early-risers-2012-1?op=1