‘Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide’ by Brandon Webb and John David Mann — Fear of the Water
on October 11, 2019
My friend Kamal is a world traveler — he has meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama’s monastery, trekked the Himalayas, and hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. He served in the U.S. Army and studied to be an ER doctor. He has launched tech companies, runs his own venture capital firm, and is a bestselling author. In person, he makes quite the striking impression with a flowing mane of silver hair, a quiet voice behind a steely gaze, and the super calm demeanor of a Buddhist master. Here is a guy with all of the ingredients for success on a mega scale.
But I learned that Kamal had a secret: he couldn’t swim. At first, I had a hard time believing this. I thought he had to be exaggerating. To me, swimming comes as naturally as breathing.