6 Habits From Mark Wahlberg’s Schedule That Can Make You a Success

6 Habits From Mark Wahlberg’s Schedule That Can Make You a Success

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It’s hard to find someone more successful at his career than Mark Wahlberg.

Yes, Marky Mark.

You might know him from tiny little films like Transformers or The Departed or The Italian Job or Boogie Nights. Or maybe you know him from his role as executive producer on shows like Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, or Ballers. Or maybe you’ve eaten at his burger joint Wahlburgers.

But most likely, you still listen to his early band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

It seems like, no matter what Mark puts his mind to, he accomplishes. But how?!

Well, I think his daily schedule has something to do with it. Let’s dive into six unique aspects of Mark’s schedule to see if we can become just a little more successful because of it.

1. Mark wakes up really, really early.

According to Mark, by waking up early, he is able to knock out one of his most important things of the day (which for an actor like Mark is working out) before his family even rouses.

So, I think it’s smart to ask yourself: If you woke up an hour or two earlier in the day, what vital task could you get accomplished?

2. Mark spends a moment in silent gratitude.

Mark’s very first activity of the day isn’t work, exercise, or even launching into an action. It’s prayer time. In other words, Mark takes time each morning to be silent and be grateful.

Gratitude has been shown in numerous studies to make people more successful, have a more positive outlook, and even exercise more regularly—which brings us to number three.

3. Mark works out early.

As Mark once said to host James Corden in a clip from The Late Late Show With James Corden, “The workout’s going to suck—but you’re going to go attack the rest of the day.”

Mark isn’t making this up. By getting a workout in early (he does it around 4 a.m.!), you may consume fewer calories and burn more fat throughout the day. It’s also said to help you sleep better at night, and it can give you more mental energy while reducing depression and anxiety.

In other words, by working out early, you’re going to attack the rest of the day. Thanks, Mark.

4. Mark commits to the process.

Look, Mark Wahlberg didn’t get his physique by accident. He works for it every day—and you’re not going to find success by accident either.

One thing Mark clearly understands is this simple principle: Results are the culmination of the process needed to get you there.

In other words, whatever you want to achieve in life—from business success to weight loss to becoming a better spouse—is preceded by some kind of process. Mark doesn’t need to stress about getting in shape, because he focuses on the process instead.

So, what process can you begin consistency and persistently following that will lead to the results you want to see?

5. Mark schedules family time.

I know this might sound odd from the onset—do you really need to schedule time with your loved ones?

Well, if they are important to you, why give them “whatever is left”? By being intentional about the time you spend with your family and friends, you’ll ensure that time is actually given. Props to you, Mark, for making that a priority in your life.

6. Mark goes to bed early.

Finally, Mark goes to bed early enough to make sure he can start the day the same way tomorrow. Getting enough sleep is vital to anyone’s pursuit of success. Research shows that reduced sleep can lead to higher levels of negative thinking, cause inflammation, and even make you look… uglier.

One study even showed that people who averaged less than seven hours of sleep a night were about three times more likely to develop the common cold.

And one final note on Mark’s schedule: He has one.

In other words, he doesn’t leave it all to chance. He schedules the things that are important to him into his daily schedule.

And you should do the same!

Be intentional about your goals and plan them accordingly. You might even consider using a journal like The Intention Journal from BiggerPockets to do so.

And maybe you, too, can be as successful in your career as Marky Mark is in his!

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It’s hard to find someone more successful at his career than Mark Wahlberg. Yes, Marky Mark. It seems like no matter what Mark puts his mind to, he accomplishes. How does he do it? Well, I think his daily schedule has something to do with it.