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Jocko Willink Quotes About Leadership, Ownership, Good, Discipline, Life, Teamwork, Motivation, Get after It, Communication, Wallpaper & Pain!  In addition to being a podcaster, writer, and co-founder of a leadership consulting organization, Jocko Willink is a distinguished former Navy SEAL commander. It took him twenty years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams before he was promoted to officer rank. He was born on 8 September 1971. Training for Navy recruits and Radioman (R.M.) “A” School were the first steps taken by Jocko Willink.

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For SEAL Tactical Training, he went to the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training (STT). With SEAL Team One and Team Two, he worked for eight years as an active-duty member of the Navy SEAL. His SEAL squad also intercepted the Russian tanker in Oman’s Ghouta region. After attending Officer Candidate School, he was promoted to the rank of platoon commander. While on assignment, he was required to travel to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

All West Coast SEAL Teams’ training under Jocko’s leadership began when he returned from Iraq. He was responsible for training the next generation of SEAL commanders while in this capacity. As well as co-authoring Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin also worked together on the book. After its release in 2015, the book was a New York Times bestseller.

The Mikey and the Dragons book is one of his great works of fiction for younger readers (2018). His first book’s advertising encouraged him to create a Jocko Podcast podcast. iTunes rated it one of the year’s most excellent podcasts. He has been awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Meritorious Service Medal throughout his career. In addition, he has received some additional accolades for his personal and unit achievements.

Best Jocko Willink Quotes

1. “The more you practice, the better you get, the more freedom you have to create.” – Jocko Willink

2. “The leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything.” – Jocko Willink

3. “Leadership is simple, but not easy.” – Jocko Willink

4. “Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done.” – Jocko Willink

5. “A good leader has nothing to prove, but everything to prove.” – Jocko Willink

6. “There can be no leadership when there is no team.” – Jocko Willink

7. “I know that somewhere out there, another man is also preparing. That man is the enemy.” – Jocko Willink

8. “Didn’t get promoted? Good. More time to get better.” – Jocko Willink

9. “Extreme Ownership is a mind-set, an attitude.” – Jocko Willink

10. “It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.” – Jocko Willink

11. “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. Therefore, leaders must enforce standards.” – Jocko Willink

12. “Just do some kind of workout. Doesn’t matter if it’s going for a walk around the block, going for a jog, doing some calisthenics, lifting weights, going to a pool and swimming – you name it. But do something that gets your blood flowing and gets your mind in the game.” – Jocko Willink

13. “Jiu-Jitsu is probably the No. 1 activity that I could recommend to someone to improve their lives overall.” – Jocko Willink

14. “It is essential to develop a standardized planning process.” – Jocko Willink

15. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” – Jocko Willink

16. “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

17. “The goal of all leaders should be to work themselves out of a job. When mentored and coached properly, the junior leader can eventually replace the senior leader, allowing the senior leader to move on to the next level of leadership.” – Jocko Willink

18. “One of the key qualities a leader must possess is the ability to detach from the chaos, mayhem, and emotions in a situation and make good, clear decisions based on what is actually happening.” – Jocko Willink

19. “A good leader does not get bogged down in the minutia of a tactical problem at the expense of strategic success.” – Jocko Willink

20. “A leader must lead, but also be ready to follow. They must be aggressive, but not overbearing. A leader must be calm, but not robotic. They must be confident but never cocky. A leader must be brave, but not foolhardy. They must have a competitive spirit, but be a gracious loser.” – Jocko Willink

21. “The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.” – Jocko Willink

22. “Put your leaders in stressful scenarios. Make them figure out solutions under pressure. See if you can make them frustrated, angry, and flustered, and then demand decisive leadership from them. They will be challenged at first, but they will get better over time.” – Jocko Willink

23. “Leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities, between one extreme and another.” – Jocko Willink

24. “If I went back to my 20-year-old self, what I would tell my 20-year-old self is, ‘You don’t know anything.’ Because everyone, when they’re young, they think they know what’s going on in the world, and you don’t.” – Jocko Willink

25. “When personal agendas become more important than the team and the overarching mission’s success, performance suffers and failure ensues.” – Jocko Willink

26. “Everyone wants some magic pill—some life hack—that eliminates the need to do the work. But that does not exist.” – Jocko Willink

27. “Go down swinging. And I’ll tell you: If you fight with all you have, more often than not, you won’t go down at all. You will win.” – Jocko Willink

28. “To implement real change, to drive people to accomplish something truly complex or difficult or dangerous — you can’t make people do these things. You have to lead them.” – Jocko Willink

29. “Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink

30. “Don’t let your mind control you. Control your mind.” – Jocko Willink

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