Discipline Equals Freedom…a book review

Discipline Equals Freedom

Field Manual

This week an associate of mine gave me a book to read and as you know by now I am an avid reader.

The book is called Discipline Equals Freedom-Field Manual by Jocko Willink. Jocko is a “former” Navy SEAL,. I say “former” because I don’t think you can ever be a former SEAL or a former Green Beret or a former warrior. You either are…or your not! For the record I have nothing but the utmost respect for our military service people.

To the book!


The book is over 190 pages long and is written in vignettes. I read it cover-to-cover Saturday Morning while drinking my coffee. If you are in business, sales, or Life you need to read this book.

Jocko draws on his SEAL training and combat experience to “boil-down” some of life most important lessons. If you are not a fan of the “unvarnished” truth you might want to forgo this book. But if you appreciate a no bullsh!t approach to life get it, read it, live it.

He takes on discipline, procrastination, and inaction head-on with a clear and concise solution…There is no short cut, There is no hack, There’s only one way, So get after it! If you don’t like something change it. If don’t want to do something…but must…do it!

His no excuses, no rationalizing, no bullsh!t approach is refreshing and motivating in today’s Politically Correct world. A world where everybody gets a participation award and looks for solutions to their problems from all seeing guru.

If your fat eat less and exercise. If you don’t have the job you want sharpen your skills and go get it. Don’t blame life, the world, or the political climate. Do something…don’t sit on your backside and hope things will change or get better.

I am buying a copy for myself, rereading it, tabbing it…and dare I say keeping it on my desk within quick easy reach…get this book and read it…and read it again!

Thanks to Mark Stella for getting this book into my hands.

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