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I think this is important for most entrepreneurs: If you can't perform your work during the day time, that doesn't make you lazy. You still have sunset to sunrise to perform same work.
This is looking at the problem wrong. The limit is not time. The limit is energy. Everyone has the same amount of time. But only if you have enough energy left at the end of the day can you actually use your time productively.

Just focusing on time misses the point and can cause a lot of frustration because you think you’re not doing it right.
 

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I think OP has a valid point. Different people are more productive at different times of the day than others. If you can achieve peak productivity in the afternoon like around 3-4pm then focus your work around that instead of fighting your natural instincts and working double time at 9am and getting half the results because you are so groggy.
 

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This is looking at the problem wrong. The limit is not time. The limit is energy. Everyone has the same amount of time. But only if you have enough energy left at the end of the day can you actually use your time productively.

Just focusing on time misses the point and can cause a lot of frustration because you think you’re not doing it right.

Who says night has to come at the end of day when energy is low? My day comes at the end of night when my energy is highest.
 

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I think this is important for most entrepreneurs: If you can't perform your work during the day time, that doesn't make you lazy. You still have sunset to sunrise to perform same work.
This is true, and Ive done this many times.
Especially when chasing deadlines while juggling my own stuff.

There is such a thing as overworking though, burn out.
We should be mindful of that when we work at night.
Also, anything after 10-12 hours is too much and will have the opposite effect in my experience.
Rest during the day is also very important.
4 hours work, then rest, then 4 more, then rest, then 2-4 more and then rest.
If you work too much youll kill your productivity and youll progress slower in time then if you would if you rest between work hours.
 

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To put this into perspective, some folks may have their willpower during day time and they will get things done perfectly while others may have their willpower at night and still achieve same results.

Now imagine forcing me to work during day time and I don't have the willpower to do the specific work, what results will I give you? Poor results of course. But imagine you give me same work at evening/night time, the results will be excellent.

The point isn't to focus on time. But to focus on your willpower. It could come during day or night time and so, just because others are working all day non-stop and you are doing nothing doesn't make you lazy. You can still work all night nonstop as well - based on when you have the will.
 

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Good luck keeping sane and healthy with a completely f*cked circadian rhythm and a zebra-in-a-lions-den cortisol level.
When you really need to get something done and you can't in the day, I think you'll figure out a way to do the work at night time even if your "circadian rhythm and zebra-in-a-lions-den cortisol level" are completely f*cked.

If you don't figure out a way to do the work at night even though your energy levels are high, you will figure out a perfect excuse why you didn't do it in the morning.
 

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When you really need to get something done and you can't in the day, I think you'll figure out a way to do the work at night time even if your "circadian rhythm and zebra-in-a-lions-den cortisol level" are completely f*cked.

If you don't figure out a way to do the work at night even though your energy levels are high, you will figure out a perfect excuse why you didn't do it in the morning.

Thanks for the wisdom I guess.
 

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There is a book called The Power of When by Michael Breus that I liked a lot because it talks about this kind of thing. How peoples are more productive at night and how are more productive in the morning.

I always though that there are two types: owl and lark, by the author has 4 types, or chronotypes. You need to try what is the best schedule for you, if you like to work at night, go for it.
 

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