Welcome to the first Man Crush Monday post. Just as I am inspired by outstanding women and feature them in my Wonderful Woman Wednesday posts, there are outstanding men that I resonate with and have learned from.
My main man today is Jocko Willink. I met Jocko via my son. More specifically, my son, a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, played a Jocko podcast for me and I was hooked!
Mr. Willink, former Navy Seal and current Business Game Changer, is known for the mantra: DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM and I think this is totally brilliant.
The definition of discipline is:
a : control gained by enforcing obedience or order
b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior
c : self-control
For me, when I am disciplined (ie: get up early, do my morning routine, do what I need to do for work including the hard stuff, keep going until I get it done, etc.) I LOVE my life! I feel good about myself, I am positive.
For me personally, it is that simple! For me, over and over, I have experienced that Discipline DOES Equal Freedom. How about for you?
Jocko has an amazing background and ambitious business that inspires thousands of military and non-military individuals around the country. I encourage you to follow the links to learn more and potentially follow his podcast or purchase his best-selling book - Extreme Ownership.
Now - "get after it!" (another beloved Jocko quote)