Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning

Celadon. Feb. 2021. 240p. ISBN 9781250753373. $27.99. BIOG
Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, the Navy SEALs are an elite fighting group given difficult military assignments all over the world. Hayes spent more than two decades as a member of various SEAL units, in places ranging from Kosovo to Afghanistan, including as a former commanding officer of SEAL Team TWO. Upon his retirement from active service, he worked for the National Security Council. Now employed in the private sector, Hayes offers valuable advice on how to be a more effective leader and citizen by employing methods and approaches that SEALs use to accomplish their specific assignments. Most of us will never become SEALs, but we can benefit from Hayes’s numerous real-life examples where the training and willingness to make tough choices under difficult circumstances that characterize the everyday life of a SEAL can be used to help us cope with our own personal challenges.
VERDICT This useful distillation of the life philosophy of Navy SEALs can be used by anyone. Combining biography, business, and self-help, Hayes’s account will be welcome in library collections where patrons are looking for personal and professional guidance.
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