– 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? – They’re good habits, why
would you not wake up at 4:30? – Well what does this bring to you? – 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 goin to school, or whatever. You’re not prepared for
the day, it’s awful. – 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? – 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. – 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? – 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 YouTube videos, or surfing the internet, reading
clickbait stories, right? Don’t do that, instead, go to sleep, and then wake up early. – Could you explain that notion of discipline equals freedom? – 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. – So just the discipline of the Seals, will never– it’s impossible to leave? – 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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Dennis Veasley

100 thoughts on “Why You Should Wake Up at 4:30 AM Every Day, According To A Navy SEAL”


  2. Hell no,I hate being alive. Why would I want to stay awake and aware for longer than I have to. Not to mention that I uses to wake up at 5 when I was in middle school because of my anxiety of having my time wasted in school. Sure I have more time doing things that I wanted but I don't feel the same amount of happiness as before and I hate being awake.

  3. I read the title and I thought yeah especially if you had a late shift that ended at 2am waking up at 430 makes total sense 👌

  4. I feel so exposed by this guy when he said "watching YouTube videos late at night,Dont do that!" As i do just that at 230am

  5. Well I wake up at 2:45 and I’m at work clocked in at 4am and let me tell you it sucks. And in DTLA there is a lot of people already But I do workout and always have time.

  6. Waking up at 4:30 is cool and all, but what time does he go to bed? Because of my service waking up at 4:30 is easy Shit, but do you get a full 7-8 hours of sleep or are you miserable like me and go to sleep late?

  7. No, I shouldn't. My work starts at 12:00 I wake up at 8:00. I don't have kids and wife. Why I should to wake up at 4:30

  8. "Most of the the time at night you are watching stupid YouTube video's"

    Excuse me sir, I do that during the day as well…

  9. I stay up watching seal training because it motivates me the next day, although I will try waking up this early

  10. This guy doesn't have fun….because if Uncle Sam wanted him to have fun he would have issued it to him.

  11. Heyyyyy…… But I never ever get out from my bedroom. Only to take a bath or pee. During holidays ofc. Not even from bed.

  12. He's the type of guy to grab his gun and turn off the lights if kids are playing with firecrackers. Relax dude your home not in the middle east, sleeping in is good for the soul every now and then.

  13. The reason why you should wake up at 4:30 because you are not happy and you have to prove to people you are something.

  14. Much respect to our soldiers but if you wake up at 4:30 what time do you go to bed? Just me personally I would have to go to bed like 6pm to be on that schedule 🧐

  15. People have been conned into a nocturnal existence (in today's world, we can be mindless consumers 24/7). Mid-night is the mid-dle of the night thus waking up around 4 or 5am is normal, conversely falling asleep around 8 or 9pm is normal. A 9pm to 4:30am sleep-cycle is optimal, it will change your life (humans are diurnal). You don't need to listen to Jocko (oorah) …listen to your body.

  16. If I wake up at 4:30 I will get 3-4 hours of sleep bc I usually have to stay up for homework and other crap. But I’ll try this bc I literally have nothing better to do lol

  17. A U.S. Marine I served 21 years in uniform.
    I wake up at 04:10 each day Mon-fri #1 I make bed do push-ups I read my Bible I shower brush fangs/ teeth slap on lotion deodorant . Get dressed head to work. Start time @ 07:00 get off at 13:00 drinking water all day and then head home and THEN EAT MY FIRST MEAL! !! then do three sets of dips..walk dog. And clean house take out trash do dishes …
    Attend Machinest training mon-thurs…and welding (certified welder goal)
    Attend church Wednesdays and Sundays.

  18. I easily go to bed friday night and sleep til saturday night….no problem….im damn sure not gonna get up til i absolutly have too…i am half asleep fot the first hour of my desk job…

  19. you guys managed to get the most alpha dude looking dude and the most beta looking dude to sit across from each other

  20. Is extremely beneficial to wake up early in the morning that way people don,t have to boss you around you know like wake up before the enemy.

  21. Lol I'm up at 4am and headed out the door at 4:30am headed for work I put in 12-16 hour days especially in summer

  22. I don’t get sleepy until 4am. So it’s reversed for me. I go to sleep at 4am and get up around noon. I feel great! Sometimes I just stay in bed.

  23. Well I tried waking up at 4:30am. Ended up missing missing class 3 times cause i sometimes go to sleep right after waking up. FML.

  24. You don't have to be a crazy navy seal to have some discipline in your life. I get up at 4 a.m. im at the gym by 4:30 a.m. i finish at 6 a.m. shower change go to work put in 9 to 10 hours then clock out and get on with the rest of my day. Easy

  25. Habbits ive never been able to break:
    ETS'd 16 may 2015, still wake up at 0500, still run 2 miles daily, still use the damn word "tracking".

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