Some of the self help masterminds tell you that you must wake up at 4:30, and have a defined routine involving learning, creating, journaling and working out.
I found out that even reading a few pages of a book for half an hour before the planned alarm time is a good start, if the book teaches you something.
You can then cross that item off the list of the achievements for the day, and the rest will be a bonus.
Alternatively, spending time learning a new language or skill is a good way to move forward.
The important is to get a baby steps towards crafting our future ideal self.