Have you ever wondered about our Navy Seals? What it takes to be one? What these people can show and teach us “normal” people in the every day life.
On average 80% of men that try out for Navy Seals quit even though they had dreamed about becoming one. Why? They lacked the discipline to push their bodies beyond what normal men could do, not understanding that your body does what your mind tells it to do, and can overcome amazing pain. SEAL training is 80% mental! This mentality can be applied to our every day lives to make our dreams come true too.
In order to become a more effective leader, in all aspects of your life, you have to learn to push yourself beyond your boundaries, and that requires sacrifice, setting higher standards, and a great amount of mental discipline. You are the one who limits yourself, and by meeting your goals, and then setting new ones, you will become more confident, more effective, and have a stronger attitude in order to manage and lead others. Without your discipline you can’t expect others around you to be disciplined either.
Consider your own self-discipline to be a form of training to develop new habits through action and the resetting of goals. With this discipline you will now be able to become more efficient and make better use of your time (a disciplined person is not a procrastinator), thereby freeing yourself up to see new challenges to tackle. Take procrastination and throw it out your window. We have no use for it when we have dreams to obtain or reach for.
If you don’t constantly challenge yourself to push yourself you will remain stagnant, and your life will become boring. You know how it feels when you do the same thing day after day; soon it becomes monotonous and boring. Then you begin to search for more in life but stay stuck becase you are in a comfort zone. As in all aspects of your life, if you allow it to become stagnant you will not move ahead, but by and by you will start to lose things – your confidence, your feeling of self-worth and accomplishment, and these could lead to the loss of other things – your job, your marriage, and your dreams.
Set your goals, when you attain them set another. Look for challenges to keep yourself motivated, and don’t get content with the same old, same old. You will find that by practicing discipline you will become a better person, and a better leader – and be more successful in all aspects of your life.