Jocko Podcast 2: Colonel David Hackworth, 'About Face'



  • When you are starting to slip, remember “No f**king slack”
  • Mental toughness is not just one thing
  • Overcoming weaknesses can lead to your full potential
  • What you need to do to get out of your downward spiral is often obvious, but not easy
  • Build on top of little disciplines
  • Mentally detach and recognise the opportunity in the difficulty/struggle
  • Power naps are great to improve alertness and productivity - take an elevated feet 8 min power nap
  • If you want to wake up earlier, you have to go to bed earlier
  • Do not worry about anyone else - they are jealous
  • You are the one looking for approval
  • If you are letting others hold you back it is your fault - take ownership and move on
  • Leadership is not something to bullet-ise - it is a constant learning process
  • Task Condition Standard: here is the task, here are the involved conditions, here are the standards required and no music, no TV, no distractions
  • You have to prioritise then execute
  • Make a list of things you need to do in order of priority and schedule time to execute tasks
  • Get after it