Why You Should Wake Up at 4:30 AM Every Day, According To A Navy SEAL

  • Опубликовано: 13 май 2018
  • With a busy schedule, Jocko Willink finds time to get everything done by waking up before everyone else does. Willink, former Navy SEAL and author of "Way of the Warrior Kid" explains the one habit from service that he can't shake.
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    Following is a transcript of the video:
    Richard Feloni: Are there some things from your service that you can't shake? So for example, you still wake up at 4:30 in the morning, to go workout, what was it about your time in the Seals, that you wanted to keep these habits up?
    Jocko Willink: They're good habits, why would you not wake up at 4:30?
    Richard Feloni: Well what does this bring to you?
    Jocko Willink: Waking up early? You just get a jump on the day. The reason I wake up at 4:30 in the morning is because no one else is awake yet, so that gives me the opportunity to do things that I need to get done, kinda selfishly for myself, and the big one in that category is working out. And it doesn't feel good at 4:30 when you get up, but by the time 7 o'clock rolls around, and you've already worked out, and you've already got some work done, and you've got some time to say goodbye to your kids before they go to school? It's infinitely better than sleeping in until 6:45, and you get out of bed, and now you've missed your kids going to school, or whatever. You're not prepared for the day, it's awful.
    Feloni: So if someone, maybe they don't have time to work out or they just need something that could be like a quick fix, is there something that you recommend?
    Willink: Oh yeah, workouts don't have to take a long time. Workouts can be very quick. Matter of fact, go do two minutes of burpees, as many burpees as you can, in two minutes, or four minutes, or six minutes, go and sprint, go and do anything very intensely, for a short period of time and you'll get great benefit out of it.
    Feloni: Something I'm sure you hear a lot is 4:30, like this either just can't fit into my schedule, or if I'm gonna be realistic, I'm probably not gonna wake up at 4:30, what do you tell people who say that?
    Willink: Yeah, and there's people that work night shifts, and there's people that it's unhealthy for them, they can't fall as-- it's like no, be healthy, get enough sleep, but, first of all, wake up at the same time every day and, if you pick that time and you start waking up at the same time every day, that's very good for you. It doesn't have to be 4:30, it could be 6:30, it could be 7, I don't know what your personal schedule is, but find out a time, pick it, set it, stick to it, and maintain that schedule, and that's gonna end up better for you.
    I recommend it's earlier. I recommend that you go to bed earlier, 'cause what are you doing at night, most of the time? Most of the time at night, you're not working on anything super productive, you're just winding down and watching stupid RUclip videos, or surfing the internet, reading clickbait stories, right? Don't do that, instead, go to sleep, and then wake up early.
    Feloni: Could you explain that notion of discipline equals freedom?
    Willink: If you want more freedom in your life, you have to have more discipline. If you don't have any discipline, you'll end up with absolutely no freedom, you'll end up being a slave to other people that boss you around. There's all kind of problems that can occur, if you don't have discipline in your life. And the more discipline you have, the more freedom you're gonna have.
    Feloni: So just the discipline of the Seals, will never-- it's impossible to leave?
    Willink: No, it's possible to leave, there's retired seals all over the place that are undisciplined. They've moved on, and they don't care about that anymore. It's fine, I don't judge other people on what they're doin', like they're probably stoked to sleep in and hang out with their kids, and eat breakfast in bed, that's fine. I don't have anything against that. But for me? I wanna get up and go.
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Комментарии • 9 509

  • Grim Blade12
    Grim Blade12 3 часа назад

    Ok, I don’t need to hear this, I already wake up at 5:30 AM.

  • Douglas Gonçalves Da Hora
    Douglas Gonçalves Da Hora 14 часов назад

    I think like him, I go to sleep 10:30 PM.

  • Daniel Revelations
    Daniel Revelations 20 часов назад

    Hes right fuk youtube im going to bed hhoooaaaaahhhh

  • Conner Cox
    Conner Cox 21 час назад

    I woke up at 4:30 for the first time yesterday and made 1,000,000 dollars

  • x Calamity
    x Calamity День назад

    LUL so is that why he is balding and seems miserable.

  • All type of VIDEOS
    All type of VIDEOS День назад

    Being a Muslim i have to wake up at 4 am for morning prayer, then i go for a walk after that i read some pages of Quran, water plants, eat breakfast, call my grandmother. Then at last i go for work. Feels good

  • ColKorn1965
    ColKorn1965 День назад

    I wake up at 4:45 , I am a failure.... :D

  • Josh Suresh
    Josh Suresh День назад

    I appreciated him not being judgemental, but still encouraging

  • Johnny Bravo
    Johnny Bravo День назад

    Here I am, at 10:52, watching a RUclip video, and he says most of the time you’re just watching stupid RUclip videos and not doing anything productive at night. Wouldn’t it be ironic if that led me to wake up earlier, go to bed earlier and not waste time doing things like what I am now? This video isn’t stupid but it could be the last late night video I watch. Props to this guy.

  • Lamppu
    Lamppu 2 дня назад

    oh shit i dumb i watcing this at 5 am and putting alarm to 4:30am 😂😂😂 and i woke up at 3:30pm

  • Trickzter Animations
    Trickzter Animations 2 дня назад

    hehehehehehe no

  • andocrates
    andocrates 3 дня назад

    You couldn't get me up and on a cheer leader at 04:30. (Larry the Cable Guy)

  • Caesar
    Caesar 3 дня назад

    I'm already awake my shift is from 12 am to 530 am

  • tim van den berg
    tim van den berg 3 дня назад

    My parents don't want me to wake up before 7am. Because that'll wake them up, it really sucks. When school starts at 8 am I have one hour the time to do all that morning stuff and bike 12km to school. I'm also only allowed to shower in the evening, because the shower is next to their room

  • Bang Supa
    Bang Supa 3 дня назад

    I'm not sleep

  • Dizkover
    Dizkover 4 дня назад

    How about 5am? Is that good enough? That's the time I wake up everyday.

  • Mike V
    Mike V 4 дня назад

    Looks like Kane.

  • Echin Amonstras Alaskaut
    Echin Amonstras Alaskaut 4 дня назад

    I usually go to sleep at 5:30AM this summer ...
    How i can wake up at 4:30 AM?

  • Nocturnal Recluse
    Nocturnal Recluse 4 дня назад


  • lianne de bont
    lianne de bont 4 дня назад

    it's great how sleeping till 6:45 is sleeping in for him, i wish i could do this

  • Sir Waffle
    Sir Waffle 5 дней назад

    Woke up at 6 AM during the school year and I couldn't handle it. I was too sleep deprived and was way too tired to be productive. Now I go to bed and wake up when I'm comfortable during the summer but that still is causing me to be tired, counterproductive, etc. What do I do?

  • joey castillo
    joey castillo 5 дней назад

    I wake up at 4:10 am

  • Mark Wage
    Mark Wage 5 дней назад

    I woke up at 11am

  • A Alarosey
    A Alarosey 5 дней назад

    He looks hella tired tho lol 😂😂

  • Thomas Bradley
    Thomas Bradley 5 дней назад

    On the picture, a button is unbuttoned on his blouse. Inspection fail

  • Synyster Shadows
    Synyster Shadows 5 дней назад

    I'm at work at 4:30am

  • Strike Face LLC
    Strike Face LLC 5 дней назад

    Waking up at 4:30 but go to sleep by 8:30 right? Well i wake up at 8 and go to sleep at 12. So what’s the difference? I get more done at night than he morning.

    MCES LEX 6 дней назад

    Are you joking, i come home from work after midnight, i wasn't born with a diamond spoon my mouth.

  • Alessio Canepa
    Alessio Canepa 6 дней назад

    He's right. At 4.30 you can do things that you can't do during the day, like, I don't know, SLEEPING

  • Paper Hustles TV
    Paper Hustles TV 6 дней назад

    But what if you go to sleep every day at 2:am??🙄

  • King is Humble
    King is Humble 6 дней назад

    I usually go to sleep around that time

  • Paul Thoresen
    Paul Thoresen 6 дней назад

    I find night to be the best time to work, it's like nothing else exists at that time, but during the day it's always busy, traffic, work, phonecalls, people showing up, everything is alive during the day.

  • Alim Koutm
    Alim Koutm 6 дней назад

    I thought muslims wake up this time to pray

  • Suckurmum Ak
    Suckurmum Ak 6 дней назад +1

    I’m watching this at 4:07 am😂

  • No Name
    No Name 7 дней назад

    It seems like everybody watch this video in night

  • Adam Firth
    Adam Firth 7 дней назад

    Looks like Thanos

  • Brandon Bandstra
    Brandon Bandstra 7 дней назад

    The host is like a young Freddy Murcury

  • Le Nguyen
    Le Nguyen 7 дней назад

    He said waking up at 6:30 AM is terrible what about 12 PM?

  • John Smith
    John Smith 7 дней назад

    If Matt Damon played Bruce Banner, this guy could play his Hulk!

  • ForeverMel94
    ForeverMel94 7 дней назад

    Sleeping in till 6:45!!? That’s early for me lol sleeping In for me is 11am🙈🙈

  • Luke Hinds
    Luke Hinds 7 дней назад

    "Disciple is the difference between what I want now, and what I want ultimately".

  • Wicked Bills
    Wicked Bills 7 дней назад

    It's 6:30 am rn but I haven't slept lol

  • MakeIt Fun
    MakeIt Fun 7 дней назад

    My pre breakfast meal is a nice bowl of cardio

  • Diego Lupis
    Diego Lupis 7 дней назад

    I can’t even wake up at 11@m

  • FirminoFan 101
    FirminoFan 101 8 дней назад

    He thinks 6.45 is a lie in my god 😂

  • Dylan Perkins
    Dylan Perkins 8 дней назад

    Don’t stay up watching RUclip videos well

  • GetMeThere1
    GetMeThere1 8 дней назад

    Getting up really early (and especially, getting out for some morning air) is FANTASTIC. The problem for me is that it's VERY difficult for me to go to bed early.

  • Azim Kader
    Azim Kader 8 дней назад +2

    Literally an older Matt Damon in Bourne

  • Nabil hmidouch
    Nabil hmidouch 8 дней назад

    I really wish i can do both, stay up at night and wake up early in the morning :/

  • GamingToday
    GamingToday 8 дней назад

    Does anyone know what time he goes to bed to get up at 4:30am?

  • Doctor T3 Music
    Doctor T3 Music 8 дней назад

    its been 3weeks since i have discontinued social media and man don't I feel groovy as the melodies to my song. Caught up on reading, got accepted to a college. its all good over here baby.

  • temp
    temp 8 дней назад

    Got up at noon. This blunt headed guy is a chump

  • Pedro J
    Pedro J 8 дней назад

    6.45 sleeping in and missing your kids going to school?
    Where does this man live?! School starts at 9 ....

  • holyteejful
    holyteejful 8 дней назад

    I wake up at 4 , so people are up at 430...

  • Scott McKenna
    Scott McKenna 8 дней назад

    Couldn’t agree more. Waking up early is where all the productivity happens.

  • Trevor L
    Trevor L 8 дней назад

    Just wake up at 7am like a normal person you weirdo

  • Near Sky
    Near Sky 9 дней назад

    I just gotta comment on how he seems like a genuinely great guy.

  • Jakub1516
    Jakub1516 9 дней назад

    He looks like Thanos from Avengers IW. lol

  • DC R
    DC R 9 дней назад

    Hey G Man 4:30 4+3+0=7 not that hard to figure out why you get up at that time. YOU WAKE UP

  • 7s29
    7s29 9 дней назад

    I wake up when I wake up, I don't need a schedule.

  • Jordan Bennett
    Jordan Bennett 9 дней назад

    I love this! 👌👌

  • Tad pole
    Tad pole 9 дней назад

    I work 3rd shift. What do I do?

  • Cristian Espinoza
    Cristian Espinoza 9 дней назад

    This guy is 25 yrs old, keep waking up at 0430

  • World Coming Down 5778
    World Coming Down 5778 9 дней назад

    Dude needs to chill. Phuk getting up at 4am.

  • Dikembe Brown
    Dikembe Brown 9 дней назад

    This man will have a break down eventually

  • Justin Salazar
    Justin Salazar 9 дней назад

    Literally watching this at 4:34am

  • Question everything
    Question everything 9 дней назад


  • Homage2 Legacy
    Homage2 Legacy 9 дней назад

    “Stupid RUclip videos lol”

  • Bobby F
    Bobby F 9 дней назад +1

    Waking up early in the morning is great and all.
    *But have you ever lie awake in your dark room at 03.00 in the morning wondering why you're not good enough and realize that you probably will fail in your life and forced to abandon your dream and all, and you realize nothing matters anyway and slowly accepting that in much more grander scheme your life is so insignificant*

  • Rizki Yosua
    Rizki Yosua 9 дней назад


  • Kaster -XIEX-
    Kaster -XIEX- 9 дней назад

    Or you can just workout at night 🤣😂

  • Jory Evans
    Jory Evans 9 дней назад

    Jocko Willink, the man.

  • ryan1380
    ryan1380 9 дней назад

    Don't forget your douchebag paracord bracelet and Oakley shades...oh and standard hipster military beard.

    JJARED BEATS 9 дней назад

    Yeah okay but when do you go to sleep if you want 7-8 hours

  • Nikola Rakita
    Nikola Rakita 10 дней назад

    He is like Martin Eden

  • Charlie Speary
    Charlie Speary 10 дней назад

    You can tell that this guy is struggling to tolerate this bugman manlet interviewing him.

  • Downzy2019
    Downzy2019 10 дней назад

    Rather not take the advice of a killer lol

  • Gaige Hurtz
    Gaige Hurtz 10 дней назад

    I don’t even go to bed till 430 mf

  • Beast Folife
    Beast Folife 10 дней назад

    Waking up at 4:30 in the morning just means you still have to go to sleep early like around 8-8:30 p.m if you want to get the recommended hours of sleep

  • Marcus Ayala
    Marcus Ayala 10 дней назад

    Thumbs down! Way down! He preaches for half the video "4:30" then he switches it to "wake up at the same time everyday" thumbs down for inconsistency!

  • Illuminati
    Illuminati 10 дней назад

    What if you go to the club and go home at 7 am?

  • Parzival
    Parzival 10 дней назад

    Who else is watching at 3 am and feeling shit about themselves?

  • jonas nguza
    jonas nguza 10 дней назад

    Watching stupid click bait videos brought me here bruh...😑😐😒

  • Ra Ra
    Ra Ra 10 дней назад

    Its 5.06 in the morning and i still did not sleep.

  • Camerontino
    Camerontino 10 дней назад

    Looks like he needs some sleep lol

  • TheKelloz
    TheKelloz 10 дней назад

    so making excuses to wake up 4:30 .. sad

  • RoyalClips
    RoyalClips 10 дней назад

    I wake up at 4:00 am all the time Fort Leonard Wood yayayaysyay

  • FreshMeme MyDude
    FreshMeme MyDude 11 дней назад

    Mate, this is maybe a good idea for someone over the age of 40... I'll continue to enjoy my life thank you very much.

  • Dre Raphael
    Dre Raphael 11 дней назад

    what time does he go to bed then?

  • Jordan Schlansky
    Jordan Schlansky 11 дней назад

    I'm simply more creative in the evening.

  • Ryne Agheilim
    Ryne Agheilim 11 дней назад

    I go home from work at 4:30 in the morning.

  • King Juice
    King Juice 11 дней назад

    This man looks like a person that always wakes up early. Man looks grumpy as hell

  • Kingjolz
    Kingjolz 11 дней назад

    Who's this dickhead...

  • Faris Othman
    Faris Othman 11 дней назад

    You should practice to sleep before 9 or right after sunset and wake up at 6 or just after sunrise. Its at least 8 hours of beauty sleep.

  • Jiro Zapanta
    Jiro Zapanta 11 дней назад

    How can I wake up at 4 : 30 am its already 4: 08 am and im still in the infinite loop of youtube

  • Meta Knight
    Meta Knight 11 дней назад

    lol I sleep at 3

  • roem style
    roem style 11 дней назад

    sLeEpInG iN tILL 6.45

  • Burned Priest
    Burned Priest 11 дней назад

    It's convinient how he doesn't talk about how he probably wants to kill himself at 1 pm from feeling extremely tired.

  • Juan2003gtr
    Juan2003gtr 11 дней назад

    who wakes up at 6:45 anyway? I wake up at 10 AM, I would die waking up at 6:45, that ages you fast...remote worker all the way

  • Constantinople, 1054
    Constantinople, 1054 11 дней назад

    He looks like a slightly distorted version of John cena