Friday, January 2, 2009

"You gotta get up in the morning"

Spike Lee averages almost a movie a year. From "Outside Man," a September 22, 2008 New Yorker profile by John Colapinto:

He is able to accomplish so much in part because he often rises at 5 A.M. "You want to get a lot done, you gotta get up in the morning," he told me. The rest, he says, is "time management."

comments: 3

Bret R. Fuller said...

Why doesn't it work just to stay up as late as you need to -- no matter what time you get up? Maybe early birds get worms, but I've had those before, and I'm not a big fan.

Matt Thomas said...

This post reminded me of a few things: (1) Daily Routines, a blog devoted to "How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days" that's become a fast favorite of mine; (2) that I still need to see Lee's Miracle at St. Anna; and (3) that getting up early might not be all it's cracked up to be.

Michael Leddy said...

Bret, I like the no-nonsense certainty in Spike Lee's advice, but I can't say that I've been putting it into practice over the winter break.

Thanks for sharing the links, Matt. I like Daily Routines too.