Jocko Willink is an author, BJJ black belt, Co-owner of Victory MMA with Dean Lister, and former Navy Seal. His book (with co-author Leif Babin) Extreme Ownership: How Navy Seals Lead and Win is currently a best seller. At the encouragement of prolific podcasters Joe Rogan and Tim Ferriss, Jocko has started his own podcast, “The Jocko Podcast” available on Itunes. This clip from his podcast put together by co-host Echo Charles will be the best two and a half minutes of your day. Guaranteed.
The message is simple. No matter the situation, there is some good that can be pulled from it. Jiu Jitsu is a seemingly never ending journey filled with obstacles at every turn. Imagine if you had seen this video before you started. How would it have changed your mentality that first day when you could barely get through the warmup? As a blue belt, when life’s other distractions begin to affect your training and you contemplate quitting–how might Jocko’s mantra “Get Up, Dust Off, Reload, Re-engage and Go Out on the Attack” have helped you persevere? Here’s the truth–You’ve seen the video now. Apply this philosophy and watch your life and BJJ improve.
The beauty of this message is that no matter what BJJ or life hands you, if you can say the word “Good” it means you’re still alive and still breathing. Get out on those mats and in the words of Jocko, “Get after it.”
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