Morning Routines of 10 Extremely Successful People of the Past and Present

Man reaching for alarm clock | Collective Evolution

With the new year, it’s time to start thinking more about time management skills, how to be more organized, getting up earlier to do things, etc. So as we were researching, we landed on a couple of articles that talked about the morning routines of celebrities, political and business leaders, and literary figures.

So below, we have compiled a list of 10 successful people and their morning routines.

Barbara Corcoran | Twitter

1.) Barbara Corcoran

She is the Founder of The Corcoran Group and is a shark on Shark Tank. She works out on alternating days and jogs to the office. Corcoran makes a to-do the night before, and she reviews it when she gets into the office. Then, she figures out her priorities, and she gets to do them first.

Jane Austen | Goodreads

2.) Jane Austen

She was an 18th-century English novelist, most famous for writing Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. She got up before her sisters at about 8 a.m. to play the piano. Austen would then help her family make breakfast at around 9 a.m.; she would sit down to write an hour later.

Kevin O’Leary |

3.) Kevin O’Leary

He is the Chair of O’Leary Financial and is a shark on Shark Tank. He wakes up at 5:45 a.m. to check the Asian and European bond markets. Then he works out for 45 minutes while watching business television.

Charles Dickens | Famous Biographies

4.) Charles Dickens

He was a British author of 15 novels, including Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. He is said to get up by sunrise, eat by 8 a.m. and write in his study from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sometimes he could write up to 2000 words a day.

Jack Dorsey | Forbes

5.) Jack Dorsey

He is the Co-founder and CEO of Twitter. He starts his day by meditating and goes on a jog for miles.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

6.) Mark Zuckerberg

He is the Founder of Facebook and is currently the Chairman and CEO. He is known for getting up and dressing the same way each day because it gives him fewer decisions to make when he gets up.

Winston Churchill | The Verge

7.) Winston Churchill

He is a former British Prime Minister. He is said to wake up at 7:30 a.m. and stay in bed for hours eating breakfast, dictating to his secretaries, and reading newspapers. He would then get up and take a bath at 11 a.m. and walk in the garden before heading to his study or meetings for the afternoon. Churchill also famously loved a cigar and whiskey in the morning.

Oprah | Twitter

8.) Oprah Winfrey

She is the Oprah Winfrey show, Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions, Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network, and Author. Oprah is said to start the day meditating, then go on the treadmill and have a healthy breakfast.

Ernest Hemingway | Fine Art America

9.) Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. He is said to have gotten up as the sun began to rise, then he would work straight through until whatever he had to say was said. Then once he completed his morning work, Hemingway would wait until the following day to begin again, going over his ideas in his head and holding on to the anticipation of starting the next day again.

Aldous Huxley | Goodreads

10.) Aldous Huxley

He was an English writer, novelist, and philosopher. Huxley would start the day with breakfast with his wife and then work uninterrupted until lunchtime. He and his wife would go for a walk or a drive after lunch, returning at 5 p.m., where Huxley would work until 7 p.m. and then have dinner. After dinner, his wife would read to him almost until midnight. Huxley was left with poor eyesight due to an eye illness early in life, so he relied heavily on his wife for reading and typing manuscripts.

References: Success, Business Insider, Forbes, Marie Claire, Mental Floss, and Online College.