3 Navy SEAL Jedi mind tricks to help your accomplish your 2019 goals

1 year of intense physical and mental suffering is the price tag for becoming a Navy SEAL.  100% of SEAL candidates believe they will go the distance...  Only 10% will become SEALs.  For decades, psychologists have been trying to identify what allows allows this 10% to succeed, where 90% of others fail?  Turns out, psychologists still don’t really know.  But having been a member of this 10% I can tell you that we definitely do things differently when it comes to achieving goals.  3 Navy SEAL Jedi mind tricks that will help you accomplish your 2019 goals:  1. Expect to struggle; Your goal is only a “goal” if it CHALLENGES you, otherwise it’s just a task. The struggle you endure will be what you are most proud of, not the goal you accomplish.  2. Take pride in your misery; There is huge satisfaction in being regarded by your peers as someone who puts their head down and does the HARD WORK. Tell your peers about your goal (for accountability), and then enjoy being the talk of the town when you succeed!  3. Failure is indeed an option; Goals require a PASS/FAIL criteria (and a timeline), otherwise it’s hard to see if you accomplished anything at all. Fear of failure is usually the primary motivation used by SEAL candidates who succeed.  Bottomline: Embrace the suck.

1 year of intense physical and mental suffering is the price tag for becoming a Navy SEAL.

100% of SEAL candidates believe they will go the distance...

Only 10% will become SEALs.

For decades, psychologists have been trying to identify what allows allows this 10% to succeed, where 90% of others fail?

Turns out, psychologists still don’t really know.

But having been a member of this 10% I can tell you that we definitely do things differently when it comes to achieving goals.

3 Navy SEAL Jedi mind tricks that will help you accomplish your 2019 goals:

1. Expect to struggle; Your goal is only a “goal” if it CHALLENGES you, otherwise it’s just a task. The struggle you endure will be what you are most proud of, not the goal you accomplish.

2. Take pride in your misery; There is huge satisfaction in being regarded by your peers as someone who puts their head down and does the HARD WORK. Tell your peers about your goal (for accountability), and then enjoy being the talk of the town when you succeed!

3. Failure is indeed an option; Goals require a PASS/FAIL criteria (and a timeline), otherwise it’s hard to see if you accomplished anything at all. Fear of failure is usually the primary motivation used by SEAL candidates who succeed.

Bottomline: Embrace the suck.