If you know who Jocko Willink is, then you know how intense he is. You also know that he is a very inspirational leader, and is full of amazing quotes!

One of the most popular is from his book, Extreme Ownership:

“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders”.

I’ve got 16 more of Jocko Willink’s awesome quotes listed out below.

Jocko Willink is a former United States Navy SEAL commander, and author of three books:

  1. Extreme Ownership – How Navy SEALS Lead and Win
  2. Way of the Warrior Kid
  3. Discipline Equals Freedom – Field Manual

Jocko Willink focuses on teaching the leadership principles that he learned as a the Commander of the SEAL team, Task Unit Bruiser, where he was stationed in Iraq fighting in the Battle of Ramadi. He is the co-owner of the leadership consulting company, Echelon Front where he, along with Extreme Ownership Co-Author Leif Babin, provide practical solutions to create high performance success in professional teams.

Here are the most memorable Jocko Willink quotes to inspire and help you to get going. Start off with one of my personal favorites!

On Hair…
“It’s basically for show…that’s what hair is. It has no purpose other that ‘I look good’. So let’s just godhead and remove that. I don’t care what I look like. I’m here to win.” – Jocko Willink

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Jocko Willink Quote about Hair and Winning

“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.” – Jocko Willink

“A leader must lead but also be ready to follow.” – Jocko Willink

“A leader has nothing to prove, but everything to prove.” – Jocko Willink

“A leader must be humble but not passive; quiet but not silent.” – Jocko Willink

“Combat is reflective of life, only amplified and intensified.” – Jocko Willink

“Get After It” – Jocko Willink

“Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done.” – Jocko Willink

“Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink

“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.” – Jocko Willink

“Extreme Ownership is a mind-set, an attitude.” – Jocko Willink

“A leader must lead but also be ready to follow.” – Jocko Willink

“There can be no leadership when there is no team.” – Jocko Willink

“Fight weak emotions with logic; fight the weakness of logic with the power of emotions “– Jocko Willink

On Aggression; “That is what aggression is to me: The unstoppable fighting spirit. The drive. The burning desire to achieve mission success using every possible tool, asset, and strategy and tactic to bring about victory. IT IS THE WILL. TO. WIN”– Jocko Willink

“GET UP. AND. GO. Take the risk, take the gamble, take the first step. Take action. And don’t let another day slip by” – Jocko Willink

“Weakness is strong. I must be stronger” – Jocko Willink

“Good. When things are going bad: Don’t get all bummed out, don’t get startled, don’t get frustrated. No. Just look at the issue and say: ‘Good'” – Jocko Willink

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