In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations, and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition. Along the way you'll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, and take concrete steps to make them happen. A practical guide for businesspeople or anyone who wants to be an elite operator in life, this book will teach you how to: Lead from the front, so that others will want to work for you; Practice front-sight focus, the radical ability to focus on one thing until victory is achieved; Think offense, all the time, to eradicate fear and indecisiveness; Smash the box and be an unconventional thinker so you're never thrown off-guard by chaotic conditions; Access your intuition so you can make "hard right" decisions; Achieve twenty times more than you think you can - and much more.
Blending the tactics he learned from America's elite forces with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL, and take charge of your destiny at work, home and in life.
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I only listen to audio version. With too much of computer time everyday, I am starting to listen more reading in front of screen. Liked the audio version very much.
Strong focus on ethics, very inspirational and motivating.
Listen to the mind, declutter. Learn from the past, think in the present, plan for the future.
Very little to like. This is a bad take off of an already proven system of mental management developed by Olympic Gold Medalist Lanny Basham.
Lanny Basham's Mental Management System is what you want. We used his system as part of our training at the Olympic Center and is also used by the Navy SEAL's and CAG. Get the real deal, go with Lanny Basham.
The book definitely had some good insight about how to apply special ops tactics to personal and business situations. I even used one of the tools called the FITS (Fit, Important, Timing, Simple) test - which is how Seals select missions - as a framework to help select client targets in my own business. Worth the read if you keep an open mind to the techniques.
The audio edition is easy to listen and the narrator is doing a great job, but it is hard if you actually want to do the exercises. The pdf that comes along is just not very complete, so in the end one has to constantly bookmark the important sections or re-listen to it.
There are several great concepts described in the book that make it very valuable. For example the concept of "Embrace the suck!" You just don't get the same personal growth by going always the easy way. You have to challenge yourself and that is going to be hard, but ultimately very rewarding.
In the top 100%
Redirecting negativity, and contribute to the common good.
All of it.
It is a way of living that we should all try to apply to our personal lives.
Motivational, Good Pace
The application: exercises, food for thought.
Great book for gaining self-direction in personal development.
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