Extreme Ownership - To take responsibility and hold yourself accountable. To own everything in your world and blame no one else allows you to lead your best life.
Admit your own mistakes and plan a way to overcome them. Your mistakes are your own and it is your job to improve your ways to create a better situation in the future. Although there may have been forces out of your control, you blame no one because you are still a variable that can be improved.
Control the ego. Ego can be important in matters of drive or completing the job, but it can also be a liability. Checking the ego often allows us to humble ourselves and to take a step back. Analyzing and strategically planning as to what can be improved is important in order to succeed.
Simplify the plan. Plans almost never work out 100%, so we must have simple plans to easily pivot. When the plan is simple, we can adapt when quick changes are necessary.
Discipline. Discipline is freedom. With discipline, we can prioritize and execute to get the job done. When the alarm rings, we need to have the mental fortitude to immediately get out of bed and start the day. Allowing any mental weakness sets us up for failure in the future. Even the smallest of tasks must be carried out with discipline. This sets the tone for bigger tasks.
“Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done.” -Jocko Willink