In his Politics, Aristotle spends a good deal of time discussing the education and training of the youth. One memorable passage contains the following thoughts:Continue reading
Are you holding yourself accountable every day by living a good life, a productive life? Are your actions congruent with your words? We talk about that slime bag mentality, how it holds you back, and how those little voices in your head can lead you down the path of vices. There are no shortcuts, no days off, no letups. You need to be putting in work, and not retreating one inch. Ever.
This podcast is a great conversation I had with my friend Carlo Prater, who has been an accomplished MMA fighter for 17 years. He discusses the mental steps he goes through before, during, and after a bout, as well as other general thoughts on life and work. Don’t miss it!
In 1982 a former Soviet officer using the pen name Viktor Suvorov published a book entitled Inside the Soviet Army. The book discussed the doctrines, tactics, and organization of the Soviet Army. Reading it today feels like opening a time capsule; we even begin to feel in its pages a trace of nostalgia for the old empire. The author includes a section on the lot of the common soldier, describing in detail how he was called up, what he had to do, and what his training was like. These details we will summarize here.
I recently received an email from a man who is about to ship off to USMC boot camp. He wanted to know if I had any pieces of advice for him before he goes. This is a subject I could talk about for hours, so I had to force myself to boil things down to the absolute essentials. I offer ten points that I found to be useful from my own experience. You’ll do fine. You will rise to the occasion, and will be surprised at the progress you have made by the final week.