What does it take to be a Navy SEAL?  Strength, conditioning, training?  Maybe there is something more elusive then physical toughness.  This week we look at the mental toughness of the Navy SEALs and techniques that they use to attain it.

Navy SEALs

Mental Toughness of Navy SEALs Show Notes:
  1.  When a project seems to big to tackle, try breaking it up into section.  As the old cliche goes, “How do you eat an elephant?…One bite at a time.”   If you find a project to be overwhelming, break it into sections that can be completed in 24 hours or less.
  2. Visualize the success that you will have.  Your mind has a hard time distinguishing between reality and imagination.  Use that to your advantage by rehearsing the success you will achieve.
  3. Take control of your emotions.  There is nothing wrong with harnessing your emotions for motivation but you don’t want to be ruled by them.  Take some deep breaths or try the breathing exercise used by the Navy SEALs that we discuss in this episode.
  4. Do react to the events taking place around you without constructing a positive interpretations to the events.  As Epictetus said “Men are disturbed not by things, but the view they take of them.”
  5. When you are feeling down, look for the small victories that are taking place all around you.  By acknowledging the small wins that you are having repeatedly, you can compound them to have a larger impact on your optimism.
  6. Surround yourself with likeminded people.  Those who share the same values and goals with you will hep reinforce your beliefs and justify your efforts.  You will likely do more for someone else then you will do for yourself so make sure that what those around you need, is for you to succeed.

Want to know more?  Check on this weeks episode.

You can watch the video here.

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