Self Discipline: The Spartan and Special Operations Way to Mastering Yourself

By: Ryan Hunt
Narrated by: Russell Newton
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (595 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover the life-changing power of self-discipline.

Every year hundreds of young recruits join the US Marine Corps. When they arrive for basic training, they are soft, unfit, and mentally weak. The recruit will have no idea what real discipline means. Up to that point, he has lived a life of weakness. He has given into all his natural impulses and has feasted on junk food, surfed the Internet, and generally lived far under his potential. 

Very soon, he will be thrown into a cauldron of discipline. He will experience for the very first time a life of control and power. When he comes out on the other side, he will be a new man. People who know these men will see a transformed person. This is the power of self-discipline. 

In this book, you will learn lessons in self-discipline from the masters of self-discipline.The Spartans and the Special Operations community is the heart and soul of discipline. The Spartans don't exist anymore, but they left a legacy that still lives on today. The warrior tradition of the Spartans is built on a foundation of immense self-discipline.

The Modern Special Operations Units carry similar traditions of extreme self-discipline. Today, you can use these lessons in your life to carve out any future you want. This book will guide you through the most important principles of self-discipline. It will teach you how to take your life and transform yourself into a powerful individual if you choose to do so and take action.

Let's take a look at what you will learn inside this book:

  • The science and psychology of self-discipline
  • How to develop self discipline
  • Self-discipline and freedom
  • Improving focus and concentration
  • Forming good habits and breaking bad habits
  • How to build mental toughness
  • Daily self-discipline
  • And much, much more
©2018 Ryan Hunt (P)2018 Ryan Hunt

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very blah and generic

common sense stuff. nothing grasping. skipped many chapters, author knowledge taken from the internet, never lived it. narrator pronounced words incorrectly. I don't recommend.

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To the point

This book gets straight to the point! Love how simply it lays out everything!

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Death by Power Point

This book has a good information, but the delivery is like sitting in a college lecture hall listening to a power point presentation. The author could have provided some background on where he received his information on special forces and the Spartans and how they develop self discipline. I was given this free review copy at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Someone watched 300

I wanted to like this book, but I found it very hard to get through. The concept is good, but the writing was chaotic and unprofessional. Verb tenses were inconsistent. The details presented as facts (at least regarding Sparta) made me feel like I was simply listening to what I learned from the movie 300, nothing more.

The author could have been much more effective had he separated the ancient warrior culture from the modern special operations training. It did not strengthen the argument at all by combining the two groups in the same paragraphs.

Great marketing got me to buy the book, I regret that decision.

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Spartans vs Athenians!

You can tell that this is a very well read author who knows his stuff and knows how to write to get the message across! In fact, I can't put Ryan's books down. I've listened to two of them in the last four days! This book is great because it provides a ton of real-life and actionable examples on how to be more disciplined as well as explaining the importance of why behind it! The analogies that Ryan uses are spot on to get the message across. I especially enjoyed the comparison of the Spartans to the Athenians and how the Spartans preferred results and efficiencies (function over form) where as the Athenians preferred more ornate housing and finer foods (form over function.) Great book Ryan. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

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spartan up

loved very motivating and brings to light some of the mundane habits we create for ourselves that truly make us to COMFORTABLE..

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A great audiobook

A great book. a few terms and names were misspoken, but it did not take away from the content of the book. A great read and worthy buy.

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Understanding self-discipline.

This book is a practical approach to becoming self-disciplined. It is also a good foundation on how to be a minimalist.

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Clear truth.

This book told me a few truths I needed to hear about myself that probably would have hurt my feelings if it had come from a family member or friend. Thank you.

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Good thoughts, not great narration.

The narrator was not very fluent with his reading, so I could not focus on the topics being presented as well as I would have liked.

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  • 06-30-20

Inspiring and motivational.

The content as far as story and useful information goes are fantastic.
although the reader wasn't that entertaining you do get used to it after a few easy moments.
The reader however did make it easier to listen due to good breathing habits etc.
If you struggle with self discipline I'd say give it a go it's great.

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  • 06-11-20

Hopeless

Hopeless generalisations aimed at lazy male American teens, not already productive people. Full of gung-ho soldier dogma

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  • Ben Orson
  • 06-02-20

Written by a 10 year old.

I would not recommend this. It’s just regurgitated quotes from other self help books without any understanding about them. There is no references. He quotes Spartan philosophy but then goes and makes statements like ‘spartan’s wouldn’t have taken a hot shower’ ... no $”$&@“&? No one had hot showers around 400BC.
The narration makes my mind feel like it’s getting a massage from swamp thing. It’s jerky and unconsidered although I suppose that may just we’ll be a side effect from having to read such mindless piece of drivel.
This book will inspire you but not because of its content but because you will realize that if someone can this published you can too. Apologies to all the 10 year olds out there.

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  • Valentin Padilla
  • 05-24-20

Not exciting at all

It lacked s good enough structure to get me excited or perhaps I had to high expectations