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Get into the Navy SEAL mindset with this raw, brutally honest, in-your-face self-help guide that will teach you how to thrive on adversity.

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.

©2020 Brent Gleeson (P)2020 Hachette Go

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"Regardless of all the inevitable obstacles we face from the day we're born until the day we go over the great divide, if we simply embrace the suck and go all in, there's no limit to what we can accomplish." (From the foreword by David Goggins, New York Times best-selling author of Can't Hurt Me)

"The one constant that connects us all is that every single one of us is going to get knocked down in life. What defines us and our character is not just what we do next, but how we do it. Brent Gleeson recommends you embrace the suck and get after it. I agree. It's time to execute!" (Jack Carr, New York Times best-selling author of Savage Son)

"A book like this deserves its own category. Embrace the Suck is a book about resilience, personal development, and self-mastery. Each chapter is full of engaging stories of Navy SEAL missions complemented with real-life application for readers. This book screams, take action with your life. Indeed a work of art that I won't soon forget." (Alex Sanfilippo)

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GREAT book until...

I loved the book. Everything about it until... the last chapter or so when we ended up at church. He could have left that part out for me at least

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I really enjoyed this book.

The content was superb. It was motivating and captivating. Being read by the author, it was easy to listen to. I would strongly recommend this to anyone. I listened to it while training for a half marathon and I was able to push through some mental barriers through the lessons taught by this book.

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Incredible

Simply an incredible book. Just finished it for the first time to start it right back over. 💯💯

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Will listen to it multiple times!

Love how Brent combines his Navy SEAL experiences/stories with examples in every day life too. Hearing his voice tell the stories makes it that much better.
Provides a realistic roadmap for how we can create & execute our goals. Finished book in 2 days and will definitely listen to it multiple times!

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Alpha male must read

A lot of note worthy info and insight into creating a alpha mindset. Truly a must read or listen. The wheel of misfortune was awesome I’ve listen to many stories concerning buds and never heard of this till now. Maybe as a society we should use this type of discipline on our troubled youths along with mentorship.

Mr Gleeson. Awesome book

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Much needed instruction.

"Pray for the strength to endure a hard life."

That is what stood out to me the most.

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Embrace the suck - Resilience!

If you are looking for ways to excel in these crazy times, buy this book. I do believe the physical version may be best as there are lists and exercises that you may benefit accessing over the audible version. Great book!

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IF YOU ARE HARD-CORE ABOUT MAKING LIFE MATTER ...

IF YOU ARE HARD-CORE ABOUT MAKING LIFE MATTER THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.
I wish every book on Audible was this good.

I do love the author's use of expletives - truly funny.
Great stories from his SEAL time added to illustrate topics/chapters.
Great, practical steps to use every day in a very manageable amount.
It's a great, memorable read/listen.

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Actionable advice and the true key to overcoming personal barriers.

This book is legit. It’s one of the rare I’ve read/listened to that gives actionable advice. So many books promise to change your life but are filled with unhelpful examples and fluff. It’s tough to sift through the countless titles in this genre because they all have glowing reviews. Well, this review is real & from a normal person who is always seeking to learn strategies to push myself further.

If you’re struggling with avoidance or want to push yourself further this is an excellent start. I’d also recommend “Can’t Hurt Me”, “Man’s Search for Meaning” and “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius.

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This book begins at Chapter 4!

This book doesn't really get going until about halfway into chapter 4. One of the best hard core motivational books I've listened to. I want to get a print copy to better take notes.

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