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 • 9 329

  • Baldo Preciado
    Baldo Preciado Час назад

    2:08.....But...but..you’re on a stupid RUclip video.😐

  • Kid Andas
    Kid Andas 2 часа назад

    Wake up when your body tells you too simples

  • unknownfamous
    unknownfamous 2 часа назад +1

    i use to wake up at 5am because my school 🚍 came at 5:45am

  • daniruls123
    daniruls123 3 часа назад

    I wake up at 3:30 or i piss the bed

  • daniruls123
    daniruls123 3 часа назад

    I that the devils favorite demon

  • Feeling Savage
    Feeling Savage 9 часов назад

    I wake up 3am.

  • Madara Senju
    Madara Senju 10 часов назад +1

    I wake up 4:30 everyday

    *Oh did i forget to say pm?*

  • Matt Wheeler
    Matt Wheeler 13 часов назад

    Watching this at 3am lmao

  • Eddie Reyna
    Eddie Reyna 19 часов назад

    At 4:29 am is better

  • Ethan Aniszko
    Ethan Aniszko 21 час назад

    I love how he said sleep in till 6:45. Lol. Sleeping in is like noon for me

  • Mejays
    Mejays 22 часа назад

    at what time is he sleeping ?

  • too late
    too late День назад

    Too much weed for me i dont get out of bed till 8

  • Gabriel P
    Gabriel P День назад

    Am I missing something? When does he actually go to sleep? Midnight? I mean I could go to bed at 6:30pm and wake up 4:30am every morning easy.

  • ae Cawwna
    ae Cawwna День назад +1

    sleeping in until 6:45?
    sleeping in?

  • Rutwik Kachare
    Rutwik Kachare День назад

    Who's here after Casey's upload??

  • AyeYoyo
    AyeYoyo День назад

    You'd have to go to bed at 7:30 to get the recommended 9 hours of sleep, I doubt this guy gets enough sleep

  • MattyB Raps
    MattyB Raps День назад

    Look at his hairline, this dude absorbed Raditz for sure.

  • Kunal Mazumdar
    Kunal Mazumdar День назад

    If I am paid up like a neavy seal then I can also wake like a neavy seal at 4:30 AM.

  • elfedits
    elfedits День назад

    He looks mean

  • Sameer Chakma
    Sameer Chakma День назад

    Well i mostly wake up at 4:30am. But then i'll get on my laptop or phone and then start playing game or watch movies, literally anything thats not productive. I guess i need a change

  • Supercubix z
    Supercubix z День назад

    I'm watching this in 12am

  • Florida Man
    Florida Man День назад

    I wake up at 2:40 am weekdays. I like to be off work in the early afternoon. If I start at 3:00 am, I'm usually done by 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

  • Danilo Silva
    Danilo Silva День назад

    i wake up at 05:45 everyday

  • Mac Ben
    Mac Ben День назад

    because thats when the french and indians attack.

  • Adnan A
    Adnan A 2 дня назад +1

    What do you do when you go to bed late and you’re tired?

  • It's a big World
    It's a big World 2 дня назад

    If I woke up at 4.30am by 5am I'd be in a coma

  • Rohit Kumar
    Rohit Kumar 2 дня назад

    He's right. My grandmother lived 97 years and she always said If you wake up before sun rises, you will never get sick.

  • subhra collection game & etc
    subhra collection game & etc 2 дня назад

    He looks the brother of kane who didn't get to sleep

    R K KRISHTA LUKE 2 дня назад

    Sleep 8 hour

  • Mad Max
    Mad Max 2 дня назад

    I wake up at 8.00 and work from 9.00 to 13.30. Then I have the whole rest of the day to do what I damn want to do. That's the way, man. If you're waking up at 4.30... your going to bed... when? 20.00 ??????? For god sake.

  • feedsunj
    feedsunj 2 дня назад +1

    Basically what Muslims have been doing ...

  • rata1r
    rata1r 2 дня назад

    I used to wake up at 4:10 am to get ready for work at 5 am. Saw a couple going for a run at 4:40 am during Jan. 1st. They quit after 2 weeks lol

  • Ronaque Rahman
    Ronaque Rahman 2 дня назад

    Another stupid RUclip video that's not stupid. Great. Now I'll have to look out for more videos of that kind.

  • Jimmy Appleballs
    Jimmy Appleballs 2 дня назад

    u dont need to get up at 4:30am just to workout lol, dumb idea. u only need an hour to workout, you're telling me the only time you can do that is at 4:30am?

  • Deadpool
    Deadpool 3 дня назад

    So he says everyone should wake up at 4:30 then everyone is up at 4:30 which defeats the purpose of you being alone at 4:30

  • Matthew Buckland
    Matthew Buckland 3 дня назад

    Or do what I do
    1 get up about 6
    2 eat
    3 shit
    4 wake the family
    5 possibly shit again depending on dinner night before
    6 don’t say goodbye to anyone just go to work
    7 finish work go pub
    8 head home depressed that your wife’s still there
    9 repeat following day

  • Jammy joe
    Jammy joe 3 дня назад

    common sense

  • K G
    K G 3 дня назад

    10:30am 😍😍

  • a b
    a b 3 дня назад

    what a monster

  • Touge Warrior
    Touge Warrior 3 дня назад

    Woke up 4:45am work start 7am work end 5pm school start 6pm school end 9pm reach home 10pm get to sleep at 11pm
    Reason why I hate waking up early but I don’t have any choice
    And I work at construction site

  • feedsunj
    feedsunj 3 дня назад +1

    Muslims have been doing this .

  • egnieves
    egnieves 3 дня назад

    He probably falls asleep at 7pm. Look at this mans face. Looks tired af.

  • FormerMantis
    FormerMantis 4 дня назад

    I recommend sleeping 6hrs. That gives you a full sleep cycle so you don't have to wake up during a cycle and feel worst then you went to bed

  • TheDragonINFINITE
    TheDragonINFINITE 4 дня назад

    I wake up at 4:45 in the morning every day because highschool

  • EZ Duzit
    EZ Duzit 4 дня назад

    "sleeping in until 6:45"

  • FORMULA 809
    FORMULA 809 4 дня назад

    Good advise from Tito Ortiz brother.

  • Simanta Dutta
    Simanta Dutta 4 дня назад

    I bet his wife's cheating on him with a guy who wakes up at 7am ...

  • Anthony DeRosa
    Anthony DeRosa 4 дня назад

    They say the most successful people are morning people.

  • 313south✔
    313south✔ 5 дней назад

    That guys face looks like he needs some sleep.

  • Jacob Black
    Jacob Black 5 дней назад

    So many people in these comments are intentionally misunderstanding what hes saying or have an inability to listen at all.

  • Coding in Flow
    Coding in Flow 5 дней назад +49

    4:30 am is for NOOBS. I wake up at 6am but 2 days earlier! So I have extra 48h while everyone else is still sleeping!

  • ρѻٱรѻก Շعɦ ฝعɭɭ
    ρѻٱรѻก Շعɦ ฝعɭɭ 5 дней назад

    He obviously doesnt look tired at all 😌

  • Vendetta For V
    Vendetta For V 5 дней назад

    Tried this. Never got past the snooze

  • Alexander Freund
    Alexander Freund 5 дней назад


  • Levelonesucks
    Levelonesucks 5 дней назад

    Sleeping in until 6:45 lol

  • Miko Cyndu
    Miko Cyndu 5 дней назад

    Well i think all Moslem who want Prayers would wake up earlier for they call Subuh pray

  • Nik Lav
    Nik Lav 5 дней назад

    That’s a great idea if you single with no kids, work a 9 to 5 job and you don’t work shift work overnight.

  • j22man
    j22man 5 дней назад

    Im going to bed at 4:30am whoops...

  • bobo42024
    bobo42024 5 дней назад

    I wake up at 5am. Close enough.

  • thehouse719
    thehouse719 5 дней назад

    this guy looks tired

  • Mubbasher Niaz
    Mubbasher Niaz 5 дней назад

    Watching this at 00:00 lmao

  • Mario Arias
    Mario Arias 6 дней назад

    "if you get up at 6:45... It's just awful"
    Dog I wake up at 9

  • Sam Kryptonite
    Sam Kryptonite 6 дней назад

    I wake up at 4 30 to pee and go back to sleep, that's my work out

  • Tilnaor
    Tilnaor 6 дней назад

    I wake up everyday at 6AM. and now my body wakes up at that time even at weekends. (go to sleep around mindight or half past)

  • Miguel valverde
    Miguel valverde 6 дней назад

    this doesn't work if you work from 9am to 11pm, you can wake up 4am but you'll be really tired, very unhealthy

  • Teclado
    Teclado 6 дней назад +1

    go to bed e-e-early? wake up at 4:30?

    hold my beer

  • kseries1981
    kseries1981 6 дней назад

    "Stupid RUclip videos". Yeah, like this one

  • Unicorn Lover _713
    Unicorn Lover _713 6 дней назад

    I'm only watching this so I can wake up to watch the AMA'S I recorded lol.

  • Al Phuckya
    Al Phuckya 7 дней назад

    I like how he’s not in your face about any of it. Aggressive but not overbearing. This guy is a great speaker

  • GTmaniac
    GTmaniac 7 дней назад

    So you need to have an unhealthy sleep schedule in order to be productive during the day?

  • Elias Lindewall
    Elias Lindewall 7 дней назад

    I go to work at 5am, and on weekends i go to sleep around 5am 💁

  • MrM1CH831
    MrM1CH831 7 дней назад

    So i been in the military and i have been home trained. And I must say the freedom is nice.....js.

  • Juan Soto
    Juan Soto 7 дней назад

    Man this guy is on point

  • Siretch
    Siretch 7 дней назад

    I wake up at 4:30 am every morning!

  • OLL!
    OLL! 7 дней назад

    *people in school think this is childs play*

  • Dios67
    Dios67 8 дней назад

    I wake up to pee at 4:30 then go back to sleep.

  • Woody
    Woody 8 дней назад

    "sleeping in till 6:45" sleeping in for me is 3pm 😂

  • Rhinocerical
    Rhinocerical 8 дней назад +1

    silly you, I take a jump on the night by waking up late

  • The Saint
    The Saint 8 дней назад

    I hate people buying into his crap advice just because he was a SEAL. Going to bed at 9pm and waking up at 4:30am is just plain stupid for most people.

  • Aks Aks
    Aks Aks 8 дней назад

    Every night you think of waking up early and you spend up a lot of time on watching such inspiration video but all to vein. Instead just sleep now wake up early. Gn

  • Travian School
    Travian School 8 дней назад +1

    I've been going to bed at 8-ish for the past year and wake up anywhere from 3am-6am depending on activity during day or previous wake up... No alarm ever. So good. Wouldn't wish anything else.

  • Southern Scythe
    Southern Scythe 8 дней назад

    Whack off and go back to sleep cuz the wife isn't having any.

  • Alkis Drouk
    Alkis Drouk 9 дней назад

    And here I am at 2 am watching stupid youtube videos.

  • Lucy Kayyy
    Lucy Kayyy 9 дней назад

    Yeh wake up at 04.30 everyday and be chin strapped by 1600 in the afternoon makes sense...

  • Tayyab Abbasi
    Tayyab Abbasi 9 дней назад

    This one of the benefits of waking up for Fajr

  • Sudarshan
    Sudarshan 9 дней назад

    I wake up at 4.30 AM shuts off the alarm and sleep again

  • Tim Lewis
    Tim Lewis 9 дней назад

    Last bonfire night me and my friends were all tired so we decided to go to sleep at 8pm. Me: That was an amazing sleep, goes into lounge "Wanna play rockband?" Looks at phone, it's 3:45am. Tiptoes around house, waits for friends to get up at 8am.

  • DabTime
    DabTime 9 дней назад

    Arbeit macht frei

  • Sandero
    Sandero 9 дней назад

    Why wake up at 4:30 if you can sleep 10 minutes less, and wake up at 4:20?

  • ExoPanda
    ExoPanda 10 дней назад

    Who else rather sleeps at 4:30 than wake up?

  • i ' m    f u c k e d    u p
    i ' m f u c k e d u p 10 дней назад +3

    Should've done 10 minute early. 4:20 ma dawg \//\/

  • Fowl
    Fowl 10 дней назад

    Except he doesn't even say what the title does...

  • Brett MacnChee
    Brett MacnChee 10 дней назад

    So basically he can’t give a good reason for waking up at 4:30 lol dude I’ll enjoy my sleep ins until 7 and my body will enjoy the extra rest you can enjoy your 6pm nap times lol

  • Reinaldo Fields
    Reinaldo Fields 10 дней назад

    Dude I get 3 hours asleep every night since I was born. My mom said it was hard as he'll on her to keep up with my schedule.

  • Killah Kalico
    Killah Kalico 11 дней назад

    I wake up 4:30 but work at 5:30. Guess I need to wake up 2:30.

  • Andyb 1983
    Andyb 1983 11 дней назад

    330 every day

  • roastmypig
    roastmypig 11 дней назад

    This shit is a joke. I like to wake up at 11

  • Tenshi
    Tenshi 12 дней назад

    Wake up at 4:20 that will help. You could say its your high of the day.

  • Megan Keegan
    Megan Keegan 12 дней назад

    Doesn’t say what time to sleep at

  • cuma212
    cuma212 12 дней назад

    1:29 thank you for not dismissing night owls and label them as lazies