They say the early bird gets the worm — and there may be some truth to it.
After all, successful people tend to wake up early. Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his mornings at 3:45 a.m. to get a head start on email, and Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck wakes up at 4 a.m. for creative thinking time.
It's arguably the most productive time of the day, according to The Wall Street Journal, because it allows you to tackle tasks before distractions arise.
I decided to join the 4 a.m. club for two weeks to see if the early bird really does catch the worm.
I barely lasted one week.
While I won't be adopting Cook or Krawcheck's morning routines in the near future, I did gain some valuable insights and got closer to establishing the ideal morning ritual for myself.