In a recent article posted by USA Today, retired Navy SEAL and co-author of The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed, Mark Divine, gave advice on how to think like a Navy SEAL and use this thinking to set and meet goals in your own life.
“Many SEALs are average guys, but they learn an unusual level of discipline and a different way of thinking, looking at the world and achieving their goals,” says Mark Divine.
Divine offered these tips:
Hone in. “Narrow your focus to one major thing, define it well, then focus with intensity until you make it happen. Ask yourself, ‘Do tasks I have planned get me closer to achieving that mission?'”
Use imagery. Picture yourself succeeding. “Paint a very clear picture of your goal, what it looks like … and the skills you need to achieve it. Watch it like a motion picture in your mind.”
Small tasks add up. “When you set short-term goals, the feedback loop is very rapid,” Divine says. “Make tiny goals, so you build momentum and confidence. This sets yourself on an upward spiral of success.”