Air Force Reading List – Is your squadron’s list current?

When was the last time you pulled a book off your squadrons bookshelf and looked through it? When was the last time you read about leadership? China? or an Air Force biography? Do you even have access to the Air Force Reading List? Whether your New Years resolution is to get physically stronger or mentally stronger reading will help you accomplish both.

One of the books that is currently on my nightstand is Grit by Angela Duckworth. I heard her on the Art of Manliness podcast a few months ago and was lucky enough to receive the book as a Christmas gift by my brother and 100 mile trail race competitor.

If there is one thing that sets apart exceptional people, those that join the military, those that are willing to run 100 miles on a trail, and those that are willing to fight for something, it is Grit. Angela Duckworth picks apart grit, shows how it can be learned and teaches us how Grit benefits us both mentally and physically.

Some of the things you will learn in Grit is: why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; that grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule.

The Entire Air Force Reading list can be purchased for your command at DODReads.com. Any purchases made that mentions AirForce-PT.com will receive a free fitness book.

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