#244 Extreme Ownership

Navy SEAL Wisdom on Leadership

U.S. Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin were two of the most senior leaders on the ground in the most intense battles of Iraq.

They wrote a great book about how to lead called Extreme Ownership.

The #1 rule? Quit making excuses.

Instead, take EXTREME Ownership of EVERYTHING in your life.


What would that look like? Well, in essence, with that level of ownership, you’d never (but only never!!!) make an excuse or blame anyone. About anything. Ever.

Not at work. Not at home. Not on the road between home and work.

You’d resolve to choose the most optimal response to any given situation, learning from whatever setbacks arise as you immediately focus on the next best step.

Period. Repeat. Forever.

At work. At home. On the road between home and work.

EXTREME Ownership.


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