War is hell, but war is also a brutal teacher. War teaches you about brotherhood, honor, humility, and leadership. In this fascinating talk, Jocko Willink explains from personal experience how war teaches you the most when things go wrong. Jocko asserts that when a team takes extreme ownership of its problems, the problems get solved.
Sometimes we slip into an unhealthy state of mind. A state where we don’t take ownership of our situation. Typically we project the ownership of our mood and mental state, onto everyone and everything other than ourselves; I know I sometimes do, although I hate to admit it. In this video, Jocko reminds us to take total ownership of our lives, our minds, and our actions. He also reminds us that it will bring enormous benefits.
JOCKO WILLINK is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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