88: The Cost of Unpreparedness and The Importance of Fortitude. “Excursion To Hell”

0:00:00 – Opening

0:07:28 – “Excursion To Hell”, by Vince Bramley

2:04:40 – Final thoughts and Take-aways.

2:22:14 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual. Origin BrandOrigin Jiu Jitsu Immersion Camp.  Origin BrandExtreme Ownership Muster 004 in San Diego.

2:52:01 – Closing Gratitude.

6 thoughts on “88: The Cost of Unpreparedness and The Importance of Fortitude. “Excursion To Hell””

  1. Thank you for all you have done and what you continue to do. Love listening to t
    Your podcast. I am a member of a Volunteer Fore dept in southern Indiana, and my fire chief turned us onto your podcast and sent us your book. When you were talking about knowing the sound of gunfire, all I could think of is Clint Eastwood saying “This is the AK47 Assault Rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemies. It makes a distinct sound when fired.” Also have you read thr book or seen the movie “We Were Soldiers”?

    Thanks again, we’ll keep Getting After It

  2. Thanks for this. I just had a friend die unexpectedly last week from leukemia (2.5 weeks from diagnosis to death with docs saying treatment was doable). I also run my own company that is in the last phase of a huge engineering project. I pretty much folded up and wanted to disappear. Nothing I did was tempering the stress, no weights, or running, or sleeping, I was a shit show. Then I thought to myself,
    “I know Jocko would say just get after it, but he can fuck right off, I’ve been going after it for 4 years and I am God damn done.”

    Then I saw this podcast, I listened straight through and I’m not one who says, “look at what this guy went through, I can at least pick myself up and move forward.” I can empathize, but really, I can’t relate to what happened in these situations.

    Nevertheless, something clicked. It’s times like these where discipline becomes so important. If we can remove all uncertainty from things we can control, it gives us the energy to manage the onslaught of shit we deal with on a daily basis. I didn’t really internalize this until after my melt down last week and this podcast helped with that. Thanks guys.

    1. Thanks for this – been facing pretty solid challenges here also, but nothing like what you describe here. Will knuckle down and press forward. Good luck to you!

  3. Another great episode. (And only one year, nine months left for me to get current on more great episodes!). Thank you.

    Well read, too. It’s so refreshing not to hear “poetry voice,” that supremely annoying “academic”-ish bullshit tone, the likes of which knobheads employ when they read poems.

    “Knob” = knobhead = dickhead. (Thanks to living in England for two years).

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