Jocko Willink born John Gretton “Jocko” Willink is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War and was a commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the Battle of Ramadi
Jocko Willink Age
Jonko was born on September 8, 1971, Torrington, CT. He is 49 years as of 2021.
He stands at a height of 5′ 11″
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He has been married to Helen Willink for more than 20 years. Now, they have four children together.
Jocko Willink Quotes
“Discipline equals freedom.”
“It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.”
“The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back to sleep? If you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win—you pass the test. If you are mentally weak for that moment and you let that weakness keep you in bed, you fail. Though it seems small, that weakness translates to more significant decisions. But if you exercise discipline, that too translates to more substantial elements of your life.”
“Implementing Extreme Ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team.”
“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.”
“the most fundamental and important truths at the heart of Extreme Ownership: there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.”
“Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.”
“When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard.”
“Our freedom to operate and maneuver had increased substantially through disciplined procedures. Discipline equals freedom.”
Characters of a good leader.
“Leaders should never be satisfied. They must always strive to improve, and they must build that mind-set into the team. They must face the facts through a realistic, brutally honest assessment of themselves and their team’s performance. Identifying weaknesses, good leaders seek to strengthen them and come up with a plan to overcome challenges.
The best teams anywhere, like the SEAL Teams, are constantly looking to improve, add capability, and push the standards higher. It starts with the individual and spreads to each of the team members until this becomes the culture, the new standard. The recognition that there are no bad teams, only bad leaders facilitates Extreme Ownership and enables leaders to build high-performance teams that dominate on any battlefield, literal or figurative.”
“Don’t let your mind control you. Control your mind.”
“Relax. Look around. Make a call.”
Leadership and teamwork.
“After all, there can be no leadership where there is no team.”
First, belief in the mission ties in with the fourth Law of Combat: Decentralized Command (chapter 8). Second, the leader must explain not just what to do, but why. Third, It is the responsibility of the subordinate leader to reach out and ask if they do not understand. Lastly, only when leaders at all levels understand and believe in the mission can they pass that understanding and belief to their teams so that they can persevere through challenges, execute and win.”
In conclusion, We learned that leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory, particularly when doubters question whether victory is even possible.”
Jocko Willink Books| Book List
Way of the Warrior Kid III: Where There’s a Will… Jocko Willink (2019)
Mikey and the Dragons (2018)
The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win (2018)
Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) (2018)
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual (2017)
Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way (2017)
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (2015)
2015-Way of the Warrior Kid: The New Recruit Jocko Willink
Jocko Willink Memorial Day
Jocko Willink, former commander of SEAL Team Three and author of ‘Way of the Warrior Kid 3,’ shares his memories of his fallen friends.
I walk toward you. I know you’re still there. You will always be there, in that same place.
As I approach, my emotions start to get the best of me. But the good memories cancel out the sadness—for the moment.
When I finally arrive, I get down on one knee. I do that out of respect. It also makes me feel closer to you.
I put my hand on the white marble stone.
The rock is cool, even in the warm sun. It reminds me of death.
I am here to say goodbye since I never got the chance to say it to you.
Why would I have said goodbye?
I have to admit: even in the face of death, I thought we would live forever.
Especially you. You were smarter than me. Funnier than me. Kinder than me. Better than me.
Why you and not me?
Did I let you down somehow? Did I do something wrong?
I miss you.
I miss the times we had. And I want them back.
Also, I want to hear your cackling laugh. I want to see your broad and uncontrollable smile.
Likewise, I want to see you walking toward me, and know that everything is going to be all right.
I want to feel like I felt then: that things were good.
Jocko Willink Extreme Ownership
Title Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)
Authors Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Publisher St. Martin’s Press, 2017
ISBN 1250183863, 9781250183866
Length 322 pages
Subjects SELF-HELP › Personal Growth › Success
Willink Military career
After Navy enroll preparing and Radioman (RM) “A” School preparing, he at that point answered to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) preparing at Coronado, California. Jocko served eight years on dynamic obligation, as an enrolled Navy SEAL with SEAL Team ONE and SEAL Team TWO. Willink was a piece of the SEAL group that caught Russian Tanker Volga-Neft-147 in the Gulf of Oman which was conveying Iraqi oil disregarding a U.N. monetary ban.
Jocko earned his bonus by means of Officer Candidate School and in the end filled in as a detachment leader. Further, Willink finished numerous arrangements to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Amid Operation Iraqi Freedom he sent to the Iraqi town of Ramadi in 2006 with SEAL Team THREE as leader of Task Unit Bruiser, which included Marc Alan Lee, Michael Monsoor, Jonny Kim, Kevin Lacz, and Chris Kyle. Additionally, Willink filled in as a Navy SEAL educator amid his vocation. Later, he resigned in October 2010 following 20 years of administration.
Jocko Willink Discipline Equals Freedom
Jocko Willink Net Worth
Apart from what he has earned during his 20 years of service in the US Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink has also done well for himself through his careers as an author, fitness trainer, and a podcaster, with the latter generating hundreds of thousands of Youtube Views. With all these, the renowned author has been able to garner an estimated net worth of $3 million.