Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual
FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE – AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM
Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In Discipline Equals Freedom, the #1 New Yor...more
Leave aside the many aesthetic failings (the black pages with white text, the self-parodically terse phrasing, the meathead vacuity) and look only at the ideas. What do we have?
"Hard" is not what to do, it's how much you do. It is not a prescription, it's a dosage. He says again and again that the secret to success is early mornings and late nights, that the way to be tougher is "BE TOUGHER". That is no ...more
This can also be entitled "Intro to Jocko's philosophy." The problem is, if you have even listened to a handful of his podcasts, you've got the whole book, so for those who "get" and "like" Jocko, as I do, this book is not valuable. It's valuable to give as a gift to others who have never heard of Jocko, especially if those people are struggling with execution, as Jocko relentlessly strips away e ...more
This book couldn't be more boring. It felt like reading the transcript from a motivational youtube video. I expected so much more from the author, such as real life example, thorough explanation of his thought process, even philosophy.
In the end, it's just a mind numbing repetition of a few keywords mixed with ''You can do it if you set your mind onto i ...more
In my own words, the core principles found in Discipline Equals Freedom that I agree with are:
* Doing things is the cure for procrastination
* Master yourself, don't worry about people or situations outside your control
* Have long-term goals and move towards them in a meaningful way
* If you can't do what you planned (illness, injury), do what you can, even if it's just a little bit; keep t ...more
Written by an alleged navy seal wrote out a simple formula for self improvement in a series of white typewriter lettering vomited upon black paper. Full of proclaimed techniques of mastery with no scientific backing or ideas but that of artistic bold block-text that belongs on spray painted on the wall of a gym.
I get that exercise and well being are a mindset, I get that. However there is a lack of underlying scientific knowledge that makes it insincere and full of empty bravado. It's not a 1/5 ...more
"Discipline Equals Freedom" is a shot of motivation right into the veins. Nothing in this short book is anything ground breaking or new, but it is said in a way to make you want to attack your day with purpose and self discipline.
If you enjoyed "The War of Art" then you will love "Discipline Equals Freedom". If you haven't read ei ...more
Are you struggling with your nutrition? He tells you exactly how to eat. You don't know what exercise to do? He provides example routines. Are you strugglin ...more
I'm probably going to read this again, because while the writing style is comical ("GET UP. AND. GO"), I feel like it's worth getting over the aesthetic and ...more
Jocko is obsessed. What is he obsessed with? A prose style. Sentence fragments. Strung together. He loves it. Why? Because short sentences fill the page. Every sentence feels lean. Mission critical. It adds gravitas. To uninspired ideas.
It’s like Hatchet mixed with Hemingway, and it’s re ...more
Not a traditional book as the first section consists of one or two page chapters based on a singular motivational topic. But lovely and concise for the purpose of motivating and guiding people without boring them or overwhelming them. I'd recommend this to everyone but especially the sort of person who struggles to stick with a book because their mind wanders. I found Jocko's advice on point and reading a couple of pages is enough to turn my lazy negative mindset around ...more
The workouts goes into detail about how to start working out and get to higher levels. I like how he tells you to do "8 sets of as many pull ups as you can do", but then tells you how to get ...more
There Is No Hack
There’s Only One Way
So Get After It
Discipline Equals Freedom. A man's entire philosophy boiled down to 3 words. This is what is most incredible about this book. The depth paired with the brevity. At 190 pages it isn't meant to waste your time and that's why I like Jocko's writing. It has an intent and it cuts out all of the clutter. He stays disciplined even within his writing. The book is broken into 2 parts: Thoughts and Actions. Part I (Thoughts) discusses ...more
While I appreciate that this book exists, it just really wasn't for me. "Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual," by Jocko Willink (2017), is a heavy dose of motivation for anyone who wants to exercise, eat a paleo diet, and go to sleep every night by 9:30 p.m. so they can wake at 4:30 a.m. for an intense, muscle-building workout.
The text reads like a drill sergeant yelling at the reader nonstop. Willink frames all of life as a war, in which you, the reader, must learn to be ever ...more
This book got off to an uneven start for me: Jocko begins with some very short, rhythmic, poetic chapters on perseverance, will, and discipline. He comes off as a very ‘run through walls to get success!’ kind of motivational speaker, and I wasn’t getting much out of it.
I realize that mentality comes before action whatever we’re doing, but my figurative ears perked up once Jocko got onto specific tactics and strategies. He IS a fan of ...more