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How Discipline Sets You Free with Navy SEAL Jocko Willink

The Tai Lopez Show

“You don’t want to be surrounded by ‘yes-men.’ You want to be surrounded by people who are going to say, “Hey Boss, I have a better way.” - Jocko Willink

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Pick a trait and learn from someone who has mastered it.

For example, if you struggle with discipline, there’s no better person to to learn it from than a Navy SEAL. Their infamous training regimen filled with sleep deprivation and physical exhaustion has granted them access to the highest level of insight on what the human body is capable of. Their discovery is that contrary to popular belief, it’s discipline that helps us break away from our shackles and allows us to be free.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Navy SEAL Jocko Willink. He is the author of 3 New York Times Bestsellers, most notably Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. Willink’s insights spread across multiple domains: from discipline to foreign policy, all the way to how to run a business. Tune in to hear his insights and take your daily hustle to the next level!

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“I wake up at 4:30. That’s a really good root of personal discipline. When you make the decision to not snuggle back with your pillow, you will feel better.” - Jocko Willink

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • If you struggle with discipline, seek out martial arts to train yourself
  • Under Saddam Hussein, Afghanistan civilians were being tortured
  • In the initial phases of the Iraq War, American troops fought alongside Iraqi soldiers
  • The problem on the battlefield is that there is not enough decentralized command
  • Most of the door-to-door fighting has been done by Iraqi soldiers
    • ISIS has gone from 70,000 to just over 1,000
  • Personal discipline will set you free by making you feel good in the long-run.
    • Thus, you won’t make choices that try to make you feel good in the short-term
  • Napoleon said if you execute a plan that you know is wrong, you’re culpable
  • Life is part art (the human gut instinct) and part science (the metrics)
  • Once you’re no longer afraid to die, then you will just care about the people around you
  • Contrary to popular belief, the military doesn’t stifle creativity
  • Subjects in school should be taught together, as the interwoven story they are
  • There’s people who aren’t more anti-war than those who serve
  • Quick wars are good wars and heavily influenced by level of preparation

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