Almost every guy I look up to – everyone whose life is an example of how to live – is an early riser. All of them wake up in the dark, and they’re just revved and ready to go. To me, there’s nothing worse than waking up and realizing that the sun’s already been up for awhile. I feel like I’ve missed out, like I’m only getting three-quarters of the day.

Why You Should Get Up Early – MensJournal.com.