‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise.’ Oh, how I have always hated this saying! Being a night owl, the comfort of darkness is much dearer to me than the penetrating rays of the early morning. Thankfully, I am not the only specimen who is in a hate-filled relationship with early morning. There are many for whom getting up early in the morning is a pain. It seems the case is same for ace author J.K. Rowling too!
Not only the saying but there are often news that most of the successful people wake up really early to start their day. If we believe the news then PM Narendra Modi is also an early riser.
Getting back to the point, let us tell you why we are writing the words J.K. Rowling and early rising in the same line. Recently, a popular magazine came up with an article that tells people about the rituals that can boost someone’s productivity. Though the article is really nice, what cracked everyone up is a tweet by the Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. This is what she said while replying to the article:
Oh, piss off. https://t.co/DohNNW2Fcp
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 17, 2018
Yes, it’s funny and as a nocturnal creature, I agree. However, I am not the only one who seconded her thoughts. Here’s a glimpse of what the netizens felt:
My definition of success is “not having to get up at 4 am every day.”
— skullsinthestars (@drskyskull) December 18, 2018
The left a part out.. the most successful people start their day at 4 am by turning over and continuing to sleep until at least 7am
— marsonarocket (@marsonarocket) December 17, 2018
I agree with JK. That 4 am bullshit is common hour thinking. Success has nothing to do with what time you get out of bed. It has everything to do with having a vision/dream and holding a daily state of gratitude the abundance you already have.
— Richard Schmelke (@RSchmelke) December 17, 2018
My six month year old is destined for great things then
— Ellie Robinson (@EllieCRobinson) December 17, 2018
That depends on your definition of successful ppl … I mean JK Rowling doesn’t wake at 4 am every day but she created Harry Potter :d
— Catherine fdl (@Catheri28918481) December 17, 2018
Coming back to the issue of the early rising, the chance of it affecting your success is actually low. Take for example Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, is immensely successful. In more than one occasion it was reported that he is not an early riser.
What I mean to say is the notion of early rising doesn’t do much for you in terms of success. Having said that, it is true that waking up early does help you in being healthy.
However, in this pressurized corporate life that is a hard thing to follow. Often sleeping and getting up early seems like an unattainable dream. What are your thoughts about the same? Our comments section is waiting for you.