Living with a SEAL

Jesse Itzler, a 40 years old entrepreneur marathon runner, invites a US Navy SEAL to live with him for a month in order to get out of his routine, get more fit and shake things up.

I started reading Living with a SEAL because I found the freely available first chapter funny, I came out with more than I had imagined: inspired and motivated to try harder at developing mental toughness.

One of the funny scenes:

People at the park are starting to stare. They want to know what the fuck is wrong with me. They also want to know what the fuck two grown men in weight vests are doing pushing a baby stroller in -6°C

A couple of interesting excerpts:

The only way you gain mental toughness is doing things you’re not happy doing.

When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of what your body is capable. That’s just the limit that we put on ourselves.