5.0 out of 5 stars
Changed my life
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2021
The idea that your brain has a ‘tactical advantage’ over you, and the attitude that warrior has to have toward his own self-lies and weakness, we’re game changers.
David bootstraps himself, starting at the beginning, with his physical body - from nothing. It’s a great object lesson in how we have all been domesticated and become soft.
Other ideas, like being true to yourself, eschewing tokens and trinkets, resonate with a truth for all ages, without being preachy.
If there are monks of physical discipline, this man is one of them. Watching his trajectory and brutal honesty, one can’t help but be moved.
If you want truth. The hard truth, this is the best place to find it.
I highly recommend a David Goggins Accountability group on Facebook. It is full of ugly and inspiring ‘before’ photos. People inspired to make their journey to improve not just their bodies, but recover from addiction, financial ruin - all is it.
This book came out at the perfect time, as we are victims of our own success, having traded dreams for security, having lost something wild and indomitable.
Boars basically turn to pink piggies when you put them in a pen. And the reverse is true, also. Humans absolutely *are* over-domesticated, thin-skinned, weak, and miserable.
Goggins has started a Paleolithic revolution with this book - though his intention was simply to pursue his personal dreams. As nomadic hunter gatherers, we are probably at the weakest form we have ever been in. Physically and mentally.
I recommend the audiobook for its bonus features. Strap in and prepare to have your brain rewired, tuned to a more primal and rewarding time.