Are you a morning person or a night person? If you are a night person did you ever think there was something wrong with you? Perhaps you thought you were lazy. Perhaps people made you feel bad that you could not get up early and be productive. Many things have been said, but what is the deal with a morning person vs a night person?
Not big deal as such. Research has found that about 10 to 20% of people are early person or early chronotypes. Another 10 to 20% of people are night persons or late chronotypes. The rest of us falls somewhere in between. So early persons means they are more productive in the morning and late persons are more productive at night. Research has found that the tendency may be embedded in your DNA. If we look at our history during primitive days some people had to stay awake during teh night to protect the rest from wild animals, or any other dangers. So It is natural to have some morning people and some nnight people.
John Medina suggests and I completely agree that it would be great if companies would allow people to work when they are best productive. Wouldn’t it be great You could finish your work in half the time and if you are night person you would probably have less interruptions. People will be happier also, and being happier is when you are best at your job, and at everything in life. A happy person is a positive person, and a positive person will get more positive results in their life and at work. Remember attitude is everything in life. You can be the best person technically but if you have a bad attitude you will not get anywhere. On the other hand you may know nothing about the job, but if you have the right attitude you will get it right.
I read a review of The Seven-Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler, a CEO of a Brazilian based company SEMCO that revolutionized the business world. He is a great leader that has chose happiness as the driving force in his business.
I personally get periods in my life when I am an early person and some I am a night person. How about you? Please share below.