Meet Jocko Willink:
Is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War. Willink was commander of SEAL Team Three‘s Task Unit Bruiser during the Battle of Ramadi. Willink graduated from the University of San Diego in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Together with fellow former SEAL Leif Babin, Willink wrote the book Extreme Ownership (one of the best books on leadership that I know of)and founded the consulting firm Echelon Front.
Willink hosts a weekly podcast with friend and Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner Echo Charles, called the Jocko Podcast. Source: Wikipedia English.
One thing that fascinates me the most about Jocko, is that he wakes up at 4:34 AM every day, so he can have time for himself before the office, the family and all the other obligations.
That idea blew my mind, just imagine, if you are up at 4:34 AM you have a lot of extra time in your hands.
You can use that time to read a good book, to train your body, to meditate, to write.
It all depends on your goals and what you like to do.
Of course if you love to stay up late or to drink alcohol like there is no tomorrow, this strategy will not look too appealing.
That is not my case.
So, I have decided to start a personal challenge.
Starting tomorrow, I will dedicate 21 days to wake up at 4:30 AM, every day, (yes, I am a little crazy) in order to have extra time to meditate, read the books I have now on my list, train my body and write and draw on my journal and this blog.
By the end fo the 21 days I will be well on my way to have a great new habit, or at least I will have enjoyed 21 longer mornings on my month and created 21 shitty entries on my journal.
Every morning, Jocko posts a photo of his watch, just before working out, usually the time on the watch is 4:34, I think is a great accountability exercise.
So I will be posting on my instagram account a photo of my watch too and a doodle of how I feel that morning.
You are more than welcome to join me in this challenge.
I will use this tag #434wakinglikejocko for the pictures, please use it if you join me in this challenge, so we can see each other pictures.
Thanks for reading, XO XO Juan.