Successful People

5 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast


Being successful in life is more than just having a good career and money in the bank. Successful people have a higher quality of life and live happier, more fulfilled lives. Most people wish to be successful in life, but that can be easier said than done. It is a well known fact, however, that successful people do certain things differently than unsuccessful people.

Here are five things successful people do before breakfast:

1. Wake Early

Starting the day early, at 5:00 AM or 6:00 AM, is a habit successful people follow every day. While it is one of the greatest challenges you will face in your journey of self development, it is also one of the most rewarding. Waking early gives you time to start the day off right, taking time to get out of bed, shower, and embrace the day gradually, rather than rushing off to work at the last minute. Waking early also suggests that you are happy with your life and dedicated to personal growth.

2. Exercise

Setting a goal of exercising multiple times a week makes it easy to say, “I will do it tomorrow.” Successful people exercise every morning. Start your day off with a relaxing, invigorating session of yoga or Pilates to ensure that you are ready to embrace success.

3. Review And Rewrite Goals

Successful people are great at making and keeping goals. You should make an effort to read your list of long term and short term goals every day. Whether you have short term goals like keeping up with job performance, or long term goals like obtaining a degree from Sanford Brown, reviewing your goals can help keep you on track.

4. Set A Mentality

Whether you choose to do so by listening to inspirational audio books or visualizing the day ahead, setting a mentality is an important part of a successful person’s day. Visualizing the day ahead can prepare your mind for the tasks and challenges of the day.

5. Read The News

Successful people are people who have a good understanding of what’s happening in their community and the world around them. Not only does this prepare you for the day ahead, but it keeps you up to date so you can carry on a conversation about current events as well.

Successful people do a lot of things before breakfast to help them stay on track with their goals.

By waking early, exercising, keeping your goals, setting a mentality, and reading the news, you, too, can be successful.

Article Author: Amanda Green

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Amanda Green

Amanda is a freelance writer who most often writes about personal finance, business, and career. You can read more finance writing by Amanda at


  1. I loved the article but it seemed as if it as geared more towards daytime students instead of also giving examples of what students should do to succeed if one attended school in the evening. I’m currently on disability and by the time they pick me up I don’t get home until 11:00 p.m. or after. Maybe you could also give us “night-timers” some advice also. Thanks,.

  2. I have found this website to be very inspirational and motivating. I have only just discovered it and the authors and coaches on here speak a lot of common sense. I was made redundant 7 months ago and have really struggled with being unemployed.
    I live across the pond i.e in England. I am 48 years old and this is the first time in my life that I have been in this position.

    I have however taken my redundancy as an opportunity to change my life, I gave up smoking 5 weeks ago and now want to join a gym to get back in shape and lose my beer belly and get fit again!

    May I wish everybody on here, good luck in their search and may you attain what you seek……

  3. by the way a comment to Elliott Richardson , hey mate, this varys from people to people, federer its a tennis player who is involve in phisical activites wich means he needs to rest more, however i wonder why people always like take things to extremes , where is the proof of your artcle where did you get that from bla bla ba, jesss, just take the good and leave out what doesnt fit , thats my adivce life will be easier for you, and your relateds that are close to you,

  4. hello guys i was loooking for an image on google and the tittle got my attention, i can say that it has impact me a lot, i will apply this righ away, big thanks to Amanda Green, for sharing this infomation

  5. The article is very inspirational,uplifting,and resourceful for anyone motivated to succeed in Life at any field of work or study. Thank You for an additional and all so important tool to my journey to “SUCCESS”.

  6. Good article but where are the statistics and evidence to back up these claims. Roger Federer says he doesn’t get up until mid-day during a Grand Slam tournament. Would you say he’s successful? Good look at what a healthy lifestyle is but those claims shouldn’t be made without at least reference to an investigation or research. Without those, these are just the author’s opinions. First paragraph states “A well known fact…” really? Where is the clear evidence to support this claim?

  7. You are so right, that an early start can set your day in a positive light. It is truly amazing how much more you can get done in a day when you start early enough to do these things before breakfast.

  8. Pamela Humphries- Stuart

    Following these feel good,confidence building,I’m-putting-myself-in-control steps develops an awesome resiliency.Excellent article!

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