Before the sun has time to rise, those who are successful have already completed many important tasks. Getting up at the break of dawn and starting the day is a key to success and it is time that you learn what they are doing before 8 a.m. Here are eight things that you should do before 8 a.m. if you want to be successful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. By improving nutrient absorption in your stomach, it gives you a steady, natural energy buzz that lasts the length of the day.
  • It’s not just Schultz who exercises early in the morning; Richard Branson, Tim Cook and Disney’s Bob Iger all wake up well before 6:00 a.m. to get their bodies moving.
  • Eating anything at all for breakfast puts you ahead of a lot of people. People who eat breakfast are less likely to be obese, they have more stable blood-sugar levels and they tend to be less hungry over the course of the day.

“There’s no point in setting goals if they aren’t realistic. Take the time to ensure that your schedule for the day is doable by assigning times to your to-do list.”