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updated 1/27/2014 10:18:50 AM ET 2014-01-27T15:18:50

As Entrepreneur contributor James Clear points out, we only get about 25,000 mornings in our adult lives. Kind of puts things into perspective, doesn't it? Whether we're getting up early to get our families ready for the day, or we're getting motivated to advance our careers or get a startup off the ground, making the most of these precious mornings can be critical to our personal and professional success.

To get a real head start on the day, many successful people have habits they perform before they even eat breakfast in the morning. The idea is that you accomplish your biggest priorities before anyone else's needs or requests begin rolling in.

Business Insider recently put together a list of the 12 things successful people do before breakfast. We're betting that you already do many of these things. But which one motivates you the most?

Related: 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

 

Related: 8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

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