More proof that important lessons come from deep suffering. This book contains two stories of survival (fighter jet crash & cancer) and ends up covering a lot of the lessons that have showed up in a number of books for this project. For example, both authors highlight the importance of time and how a near-death experience can permanently alter how one views time. Another theme is how daily decisions and habits prepared each person for their trial and also got them through their ordeals. A third theme tied to the second is that of training one’s mind to be ready for unexpected events. As a Navy SEAL once said, “you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.”
This was a quick read with deep lessons.