Discipline is not the sort of word that, on the face of it, fills many people with much excitement and even less likely, joy. This is often because people don’t think of it in quantitative terms and their minds turn all too quickly to the difficulty of exercising discipline rather than its benefits.
It is likely that you already know you need to be balanced in these crucially important areas of your life. The question is: are you actually acting on this and being disciplined; therefore giving yourself that empowering balance? If not, get on it and you will begin feeling FREEDOM THROUGH DISCIPLINE.
If you seek to achieve freedom through discipline the book,”Discpline Equals Freedom” will help you with that. In this review, i will take you through what the book is ,what it talks about ,its cost and finally my thoughts about the book.
Lets get started on this book review:
Name : Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual
Author: Jocko Willink
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date : October 17, 2017
What It Is
This book,describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.
Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals―but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress.
Discipline Equals Freedom covers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.
John Gretton “Jocko” Willink (born September 8, 1971) is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. Therefore,you can trust him to deliver the best in this book.
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 . Jocko graduated from theUniversity 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 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 .
I think the military is one of the most discplined institution ever,so Jocko being a retired military has what it takes to deliver on discpline .
What The Book Talks About
The book is separated into 4 parts:
Thoughts – This is where Jocko covers his personal views on many things
Actions – This is where Jocko goes more pragmatic in how he attacks life
Fuel – Feeding the Machine – Jocko’s take on food
The Workouts – Here Jocko outlines his personal workouts, and breaks them into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced with 4 tiers of difficulty in each
Some great lessons from the book:
The Way of Discipline – “THERE IS NO EASY WAY. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline. DISCIPLINE.”
Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.
NO MORE. No more excuses. No more: “I’ll start tomorrow.” No more: “Just this once.” No more accepting the shortfalls of my own will. No more taking the easy road. No more bowing down to whatever unhealthy or unproductive thoughts float through my mind.
No more. No more. NO MORE. No more excuses. No more: “I’ll start tomorrow.” No more: “Just this once.” No more accepting the shortfalls of my own will. No more taking the easy road.
No more bowing down to whatever unhealthy or unproductive thoughts float through my mind. No. No more. No more waiting for the perfect moment and no more indecision and no more lies.
No more weakness. No. No more. Now is the time for strength. And through strength— and through will— and through unwavering discipline— I will become what I want to be. I will become who I want to be. And then—and only then—will I rest and say: No more.
Don’t let your mind control you. Control your mind.Stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it. Start doing it.
Faster. Stronger. Smarter. More humble. Less ego. With myself, I have to hold the line. There are areas within myself where I CANNOT compromise. I am going to work hard. I am going to train hard. I am going to improve myself. I am not going to rest on my laurels.
I am going to own my mistakes and confront them. I am going to face my demons. I’m not going to give up, or give out, or give in. I’m going to stand. I am going to maintain my self-discipline. And on those points there will be No Compromise. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.
So. Let us cry no more. Let us mourn no more. Let us remember—but let us not dwell.Instead: Let us laugh and love and let us embrace and venerate everything that life is and every opportunity it gives us. Let us LIVE—for those WHO live no more. Let us live to honor them.
This is a solid book for anyone who feels stuck. Most of what is written here are things we intrinsically know, but are things on which we refuse to act.
Jocko lays it straight, gives basic examples that sink in, presents ideas in a manner that is respectful and not preachy, and does so in an easy to read fashion.
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