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How Waking Up at 6 A.M. Everyday Gave Me More Time To Tell People I Wake Up At 6 A.M. Everyday


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I get up early. Real mother-effing early. Like so early, you’d think I’m a student-athlete. I’m not, but I should be, because of how early I get up. Getting up early has completely shifted the way I think and live my life. Not only do I have more time for the gym, more time to send out emails about how I’ll have to get back to you, but I have more time to tell people how early I wake up. And that is truly the greatest gift of all. 

Let me tell you, being this successful wasn’t easy. When my alarm went off on Day 1, I wanted to throw my iPhone XS Max through a wall. But I kept at it. The Navy SEALS call it ‘grit.’ My dad calls it ‘being more like your older brother.’ I call it ‘getting the same degree as you, dad.’ But I digress. With the help of my dear fraternity brothers and our in-house man-servant Fritz, I was able to continue getting up early. Now I wake up at 6 a.m. every single day, and you probably don’t. 

Getting up so early everyday (6 a.m.) and being able to tell everyone about it is what propels me forward in life. Every conversation I have, every passing remark about the zen of french pressing coffee in the soft hours of dawn, every Facebook share of a Business Insider video talking about ‘Morning Hustle’ gives me the momentum to live a Navy SEAL lifestyle without ever having to pass basic training. Because when I turn off the lights at 9 p.m., I know that I will be able to start the next day as strong as ever. Because I will be waking up at 6 a.m.