Jocko Willink is a former Navy SEAL commander who is now a podcast host, leadership consultant and best-selling author. He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Dean Lister. Obviously he is tough as nails, and uncompromising in his approach on and off the mats. In this video Jocko discusses getting past plateaus in Jiu Jitsu.
Jocko Willink – Get past your plateaus in Jiu Jitsu – with Echo Charles
Jocko Willink podcast
I’m a big fan of Jocko’s podcast and often listen to it while at work. One of my favourite things about the podcast series, apart from Jocko’s customary wisdom with regards to discipline and ownership, is the frequent reminders of the darkness of human nature. It does exist and if you fail to recognise it you will be victim to it. He stresses that you have to know the darkness to be able to defeat it.
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
I have to admit that I am not a big fan of motivational speeches. The talk of being a lion or a shark with the mats being my jungle or ocean, just leaves me cringing with embarrassment. However, Jocko is a different breed of motivator. He puts responsibility on your own shoulders and does not take any prisoners. For this reason I purchased a copy of Jocko’s Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual and I am very impressed by it.
This book is actually what led me to seeking out more material from Jocko. Basically his words woke me up from the slumber of mediocrity. It has also given me added motivation to take the initiative with my training and BJJ development.
I will do a full review of the book in a future post but you can buy the book from Amazon here
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