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A good book, that with a few tweaks could be great!
on 24 July 2014
A pretty good book overall. Drops into cliche at times and would really have loved to have seen 3 things.
1) A chapter synopsis & summary. (At the end of each section?)
2) A specific action steps piece. (These exists but they are spread out & seem randomly ordered/ sprinkled throughout the book.)
3) A online companion guide/ forum, where these ideas come to life and animate using the wisdom of the crowd.
The content would also benefit from the author understanding the process of the SEALs in terms of how that relates to the conventional world most of us occupy. Which is far removed from the SEAL environment.
As as high performance coach myself, I think that would have been invaluable.
The SEALs train to push themselves beyond what we are told to believe is possible. (A 20 hour march, followed by 4 hours sleep and then another 20 hours march... back-to-back.) They key lesson to learn and apply is that this is a conditioned belief from our society and the media. Once you understand that, its no problem to see that whilst tough, such training is very possible and was in olden times considered a "rite of passage" in some cultures.
He share numerous narratives and anecdotes like this throughout the book. A more polished tome would have these structured and shared with additional content, to really shine and dominate this topic.