Jocko Willink is a former commander of the US 3rd SEAL task force that has performed many important tasks during the Iraq War. After 20 years of working in the army and retiring in 2010, he still maintains a good habit formed in the army, which is to get out of bed every day at 4:30 am.
In 2011, he and Leif Babin, a retired SEAL Navy commanding officer, co-founded a leading consulting firm, sharing the benefits of early rising for the leader.
In a CNBC interview, Jocko Willink said: “There are no tricks or tactics to wake up early. Instead, all you need to do is when the alarm goes off. “Get up now and do some activities like exercising, meditating, reading, or getting ready for a new day. Set your own discipline in your life.”
With the habit of starting a new day at 4:30 am, Willink said that anyone can form the habit of getting up early. “Disciplinary early education is not a coincidence that it was born. In other words, it expresses your own attitude. You decide what you will do and then choose to live from a perspective.” live there.
Of course you can also decide that you will not do so. You can choose to stay in bed every morning. You can choose how you will wait for trouble to come when a new day is slowly attacking you. It’s up to you whether you make the decision, but I’m forced to say it’s much better to go through the days of work and challenges instead of being overwhelmed by life, “the former agent said.
Jocko Willink, former US Navy SEAL task force.
Through various studies, the habit of getting up early has been shown to bring many benefits. In a five-year study of self-made millionaire Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years studying hundreds of millionaires and author of the book “Rich habits” (Rich habits) say that your daily habits determine your own wealth, happiness, relationships and health, one of which is the habit of getting up early.
Nearly 50% of self-made millionaires in Corley’s study wake up 3 hours before their work day begins. This is how they deal with inevitable events, such as a long meeting, traffic jams, personal affairs and need to spend more time.
“These problems have a psychological effect, go into the subconscious mind and eventually form the belief that you have poor control over your life. Wake up at 5am to solve the three things you need to accomplish during the day. will help you feel comfortable and believe that you have balanced your life, “Corley said.
Mornings can be the most productive working time of the day because it allows you to complete tasks before a nuisance arose. “When you have quietness and don’t have to worry about people who need your attention, naturally you feel like you’re more productive and getting through important things,” says psychologist Josh Davis, director. Research at the NeuroLeadership Institute said.
One of the most common challenges for productivity, according to Davis, is that people tend to be distracted by many factors in the office such as background noise, meetings, email notifications. , .. So thanks to waking up at 4 o’clock, we get rid of almost all these concerns.
Billionaire Bill Gates said: “I usually start the day with a machine running for an hour while watching courses on Teaching Company.
The next time you are planning to turn off the alarm to continue falling asleep, remember Willink’s note: “If I continue to lie in bed because today there is so much to deal with and scared me and urged me to pull the blanket up to continue sleeping, which is insulting to myself and I cannot accept it.
All I need to do now is to throw the blanket off and get up from the bed, handle the tasks. I will finish it and cannot let it defeat myself. ”
* Refer to CNBC