It reveals how truly well a life can go, and that each of us carries a greatness within, a greatness in waiting, eager to make itself the writing instrument that marks our legacies on hearts and minds. To the despairing, the cynic, the railing pessimist, give this book as an antidote.
Read this expecting to be changed, elevated at the spirit and in the gym by the time you get halfway through his recollection of Hell Week. Eric Greitens transcends the jingoism and railing identity politics that tend to invade our national discourse.
Feast on it. A man wise enough to lead, courageous enough to fight, and compassionate enough to care, he has written a glorious book about how to live with purpose that should be required reading for every American.
Greitens offers each of us a new way of thinking about living a meaningful life. From combat to the home front, Eric Greitens has demonstrated extraordinary leadership as a Navy SEAL, humanitarian and champion for wounded veterans. Among the first of many to come!
To a world of those who preen themselves with tiny accomplishment, vaunting the self rather than serving another, Greitens sounds out a reminder that our legacies are made of great sacrifice, endurance, radical kinds of love, all cloaked in a humility that continues to call that legacy downward, as long as we're drawing breath, to find still more struggling human lives we can better with our own.
This book has turned me into a believer in Eric Greitens' methodology and his cause.