In 2012 I made a commitment to read one non-lean book a month for the entire year. As I did, I posted my progress throughout the year. The first book I read was Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell. This is his autobiography and recount of Operation Red Wings as the lone survivor of a Navy S.E.A.L. team that got caught in a fire fight deep in Taliban territory.
It inspired one of the most popular posts at Beyond Lean, Need the Mental Toughness of a Navy S.E.A.L.
The book has now been made into a movie and a great one at that. I always reference this because I find it an amazing story of perseverance and survival. It should be an inspirational story to all and there are lessons that can be learned and applied to many things in life.
If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, I would encourage you to do so. Four men’s lives were in the balance based on a impossible decision. Kill a kid in order to save their lives so the Taliban does not know their position or set the kid free so he can tell the Taliban their position as they are out manned 200 to 4?
The trailer for the movie is below. I would love to hear others thoughts on this.
NOTE: I get nothing from all this. I am not connected in any way. I truly find this story amazing.