03/09/2019March 9, 2019
Jocko Willink, a well-known former Navy SEAL, speaks to what is known as “Extreme Ownership”. Precisely as the words imply, itâ€™s the action of turning inward at every obstacle.
The terrifying thing about excuses, is that it blinds us to our next move. If we excuse, or justify, we at a subconscious level tell ourselves that this is “out of my control”. That this was a fluke, or a chance event, and thereâ€™s nothing I could do differently next time. We can see the danger in that.
On the flip side, “Extreme Ownership” is not about beating ourselves up or for throwing pity parties. Itâ€™s purely, so we can train ourselves to open our vision on where to go next. To see the gain. If we donâ€™t allow ourselves to make excuses, we ask the question â€“ “What can I do differently next time?”
Excuses are contagious. As we feel the temptation come today, pause in the moment. Is there anything I could do differently next time?
40 DB Snatches (50/35)
Rx+: As written
Target: 2+ rounds