Think Like A Navy SEAL

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.”

Story courtesy of USA Today.

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