Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life

Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life

During the brutal crucible of Navy SEAL training, instructors often tell students to "embrace the suck." This phrase conveys the one lesson that is vital for any SEAL hopeful to learn: lean into the suffering and get comfortable being very uncomfortable. In this powerful, no-nonsense guide, Navy SEAL combat veteran turned leadership expert Brent Gleeson teaches you how to transform every area of your life--the Navy SEAL way.


Can anyone develop this level of resilience? Gleeson breaks it down to a Challenge-Commitment-Control mindset. He reveals how resilient people view difficulties as a Challenge, where obstacles and failures are opportunities for growth. Next, they have a strong emotional Commitment to their goals and are not easily distracted or deterred. Finally, resilient people focus their energy on the things within their Control, rather than fixating on factors they can't impact.



Embrace the Suck provides an actionable roadmap that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set

Title:Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life
ISBN:9780306846335
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  • Kammy

    Thank you to the publisher for an advance copy of this book via netgalley!This book is a must for 2020! The reading is quite different...thru stories recalled by the author, the author teaches you abo...

  • Tiago Faleiro

    I'm a little skeptical of these types of books, but seeing a preface by Goggins made me put some trust into it. I enjoyed it a lot more than expected, and I liked the author's approach. What stands th...

  • Theodene

    It seems like the daily mantra during COVID-19! Embrace the suck. We’ve all been doing that for months and it doesn’t feel like it’s going to end anytime soon. This is an excellent book to help ...

  • Geric

    First of all, thank you to NetGalley, Hachette Books and author Brent Gleeson for this advance reader copy in exchange for a fair an honest review. I'm grateful!At first glance, after reading a few pa...

  • Book Him Danno

    While this book isn't perfect it does give readers great nuggets that can help in everyone personal life. the author is a Navy Seal and he likes to remind readers how physical and mentally strong than...

  • Four Season Reader-Carrie Nordberg

    If you have failed in the past and need some real butt kicking hardcore, in your face advice, this is your book. Navy Seals are extraordinary because they achieve greatness against all odds. Taking th...

  • Michael Smith

    This was an excellent book bringing in ones journey from a average life post college to making a determination to try for Seal training. Mission deployed on, friends lost and lessons learned along the...

  • S Tondra

    ok, wow. Gleeson doesn't hold back, is in your face with truth bombs, and so many practical applications that I will be getting a hard copy. There were so many inspiring lines and truths that I will b...

  • Sarah Buron

    There were some great life nuggets in this book and it served as a great reminder that Navy Seals are ridiculously badass. Thanks so much to NetGalley and Hachette Books for the advanced copy in excha...

  • Edward A. hanson

    Above average book. Some war stories & training stories. Worth reading. It reinforced concepts I know and inter some new ones....