Way of the Warrior Kid

Summary from Amazon:
Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc’s life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn’t swim. And the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the King of the Jungle Gym.
When Marc’s mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can’t wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.
He’s going to turn Marc into a warrior.
Becoming a warrior isn’t easy. It involves a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall–and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle Gym?
Find out in Jocko Willink’s Way of the Warrior Kid.

My thoughts
Jocko has written a book which I wish I have read when I was a kid. The story is about doing hard work, confronting one’s fear and being responsible for one’s own life.
Sometimes, my kids and I would discuss the ideas behind the book and see how we can implement it in our life.
By being responsible, it means having a plan. Have the discipline to do the work. Discipline means doing the work every day, even if you do not feel like it. Take small steps. Do not stop until the task is complete.
Celebrate but remain focus on the bigger goal. Do not let small achievement cloud the bigger goal.
Do not get complacent with your achievements. There is always room for improvement. Good is not good enough. Set the bar higher and get after it.
Have the discipline to wake up early every day. There is no sleeping in. If need to rest, sleep earlier. And never miss a workout.
Stay healthy with a good diet. Avoid junk food such as sodas and processed food.

And that is the way you should do everything – the absolute best you can. Give it everything you’ve got. One hundred percent. That will get you where you want to be.