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Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life

Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life

by Brent Gleeson


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Get into the Navy SEAL mindset with this raw, brutally honest, in-your-face self-help guide that will teach you how to thrive on adversity.

During the brutal crucible of Navy SEAL training, instructors often tell students to "embrace the suck." This phrase conveys the one lesson that is vital for any SEAL hopeful to learn: lean into the suffering and get comfortable being very uncomfortable. In this powerful, no-nonsense guide, Navy SEAL combat veteran turned leadership expert Brent Gleeson teaches you how to transform every area of your life—the Navy SEAL way.
Can anyone develop this level of resilience? Gleeson breaks it down to a Challenge-Commitment-Control mindset. He reveals how resilient people view difficulties as a Challenge, where obstacles and failures are opportunities for growth. Next, they have a strong emotional Commitment to their goals and are not easily distracted or deterred. Finally, resilient people focus their energy on the things within their Control, rather than fixating on factors they can't impact.
Embrace the Suck provides an actionable roadmap that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306846335
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 12/22/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 46,296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, award-winning entrepreneur, Forbes contributor, and the author of TakingPoint: 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Goggins vii

Part 1 Embrace the Suck

1 Pain Is a Pathway 13

2 You Got Dealt a Bad Hand-Get Over It 37

3 Oh, and Maybe Your Values Are All Wrong 59

4 Taming Temptation Tiger 75

Part 2 Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

5 If You Ain't Failin', You Ain't Tryin' 95

6 Do Something That Sucks Every Day 117

7 Choose Wisely What You Surfer For 131

Part 3 Take Action: Execute, Execute, Execute

8 Win More Through Discipline and Accountability 153

9 Modeling Mindset and Behavior for Violent Execution 173

10 We're All Going to Die, So Get Off Your Ass and Execute 191

Epilogue: Transform Your Mind, Live Extraordinarily 203

Acknowledgments 207

Resources 209

About the Author 211

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