A discussion of Steven Pressfield's book The War of Art and the ways in which we can win the hardest battles we fight every day: the battles against ourselves.
A lot of us in today's society like to compare ourselves with the Spartans. This is particularly true in both fitness and military circles. But, in my humble opinion, the real lessons come from our differences. This episode explores lessons we can learn from the Spartans with the aide of Steven Pressfield's novel Gates of Fire.
An important factor in success is eliminating the unnecessary to focus on what's important. The more we fill our lives with non productive luxury, the more we trap ourselves from moving forward.
Today's episode discusses persistence, and the idea that life is not an event but a journey. Many people know Chesty Puller as being the greatest marine of all time, but few of us think of Chesty as someone who was defeated often in life at the start of his career, or that his career almost never happened. This episode takes us through his quest to become a Marine Corps Officer.