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Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. Be smart about assessing others. SEAL training was a great equalizer. Suck it up.
This is probably the part of military training that people who've never gone through military training think of--the part they've seen in the movies where sadistic drill instructors put you through hell. You stayed in that uniform the rest of the day--cold, wet and sandy. The point of that training? Sometimes, go head first. Another McRaven story. The record for going through the SEAL obstacle course in the fastest time had stood for years.
The record seemed unbeatable, until one day, a student decided to go down the slide for life--head first. Instead of swinging his body underneath the rope and inching his way down, he bravely mounted the TOP of the rope and thrust himself forward.
It was a dangerous move--seemingly foolish, and fraught with risk. Failure could mean injury and being dropped from the training. Without hesitation--the student slid down the rope--perilously fast, instead of several minutes, it only took him half that time and by the end of the course he had broken the record.
The point? It's the same in business and in any facet of life. Sometimes if you want to excel, you simply have to accept the risks and dive in anyway.
Take on the sharks. But, you are also taught that if a shark begins to circle your position--stand your ground. Do not swim away. Do not act afraid. And if the shark, hungry for a midnight snack, darts towards you--then summons up all your strength and punch him in the snout and he will turn and swim away.
This is the story of life. Bandits and bullies are all around.
Usually, the only way to beat them is to take them head on. Identify the moment that matters. One of the keys to success is consistency--but of course we all know that there are some moments that simply matter more than others. One of the toughest during SEAL training involves training to attack an enemy ship--by swimming two miles alone underwater and, in the dark, approaching it from below. We all have them in our lives.
Be happy--and if you can't be happy, fake it. During his training, McRaven talked about his entire team being forced to stand in freezing water up to their necks, while their instructors told them they wouldn't let them out until five trainees gave up--and quit the entire course. Their reply? They started to sing. One voice became two and two became three and before long everyone in the class was singing.
We knew that if one man could rise above the misery then others could as well. Persevere--don't ring the bell. One way that SEAL training is a lot like the rest of the world is that there is an easy way to quit.
You can simply give up, ring a brass bell in the middle of the compound in front of all of your peers, and walk away. I can't stress enough how important mental preparedness is for surviving and enduring any life-threatening situation that you could encounter. This is how you practice it. I will highlight this phrase throughout the guide and explain the types of visualizations that are most effective in survival scenarios.
It means conditioning the mind in advance of emergencies, thus producing psychological strength in times of crisis. This is also referred to as "battle-proofing" or "battle inoculation" by military personnel. Example: A soldier lying on his cot imagines a nasty firefight with the enemy, including what it will sound like and smell like, the heavy breathing, and the utter exhaustion. If the brain imagines something in deep and vivid detail, it will become part of a person's "experience files.
You can tap into these files at will by hitting the play button that starts the "movie" of what you have already visualized and planned.
It will seem more or less familiar if ever you are confronted with a similar experience. This internal battle-proofing gives you an incredible advantage. Create a Trigger One of the last things you need to do as part of creating mental preparedness is develop what I call your trigger.
In order to do this, you must dig deep and identify the single most important thing in the world to you and make a mental portrait, so to speak, of this image. This is what you will use to ignite many of the essential qualities needed to survive.
This trigger is the thing that makes you want to live, no matter what comes your way. The most effective trigger will be different for everyone. For some, the trigger will be the image of their child, whom they want to be there for and whom they want to see grow into a man or woman. For others, the trigger image could be elderly parents who need them. Your trigger image can change as priorities in your life change.
But once I got to a SEAL team and took on the incredible responsibility of leading men into life-threatening situations, my trigger was the image of all my men returning from a mission unharmed. I was not going to attend any of my guys' funerals -- not on my watch -- and that made me pull my trigger and do whatever needed to be done to keep my men alive. Your trigger could be an aspirational one -- i.
It's as powerful as a protective trigger, such as saving the life of a loved one or protecting a member of your team. Both work, as long as you take the time to make this an extremely vivid visualization. Let it burn into the files of your mind. You must be able to say, "I will live and endure anything for this.
You will use this most important memory file as the ultimate motivation to get you through anything life throws at you. But to maintain the effectiveness of your trigger, you should save it for only the direst situations. Life or death. Pull that trigger!