04 Mar 2021
So, in a sense, whenever I listen to Jocko, I lessen the power that the mainstream media has over my decision-making faculties and I strengthen my own. The most terrifying and awesome part of auto-suggestion is the degree to which it will control your actions. Listening to Jocko for a couple of hours a day for several months, it’s now impossible for me to hit the snooze button. I feel the compulsion to strive to become the strongest version of myself, to go to the gym multiple times a day, to reach out to the people I love, to assert control over the mind.
From The Power Bible by Brendon Lemon and William Beteet III
This book is full of actionable advice. This is one takeaway I got from reading it today. This is powerful. Good books need to be read slowly, over and over again. And it makes me think of the quote attributed to Bruce Lee,
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.