The Craft of the Warrior Book Review

the craft of the warriorThe¬†Craft of the¬†Warrior is a book that I didn’t appreciate until years after I read it. But it’s a great resource. It provides a lot of tools so you can analyze your life and construct the life you really want.

The Craft of the Warrior By Robert L. Spencer

When I was in the Navy it was in the days before smartphones and unlimited access to internet entertainment. So, to avoid staying on the ship in my downtime, I would head over to the Border’s bookstore and stroll along the aisles looking for something interesting.

It was one such day that I came across this book while getting ready for my second go at BUD/s. The sweet samurai cover and the title caught my attention. I assumed it was some great book on how to be a better warfighter.

I suppose I was right but not in the way I expected. Suffice to say I was a little disappointed when I first read it. But years later after reflecting on what was in the book, I realized that’s it really pretty invaluable information. And the better part is that it applies to all areas of your life rather than just being a warfighter.

The Focus of The Craft of the Warrior

The information in The Craft of the Warrior focuses on paying attention to where you spend your energy or focus if you prefer. The reason I don’t say time is because the information includes your thought patterns, not just how you spend your time.

Spencer talks about power sinks and power drains and how to avoid them. By eliminating them, you’ll have more time and energy to focus on the things that are important to you. Some of the information does get a little esoteric if that’s not your bag no worries. But the core of the information is very good. I highly recommend giving it a read.

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