Interesting Article on “Elite Daily”
Better, Faster, Stronger: 5 Ways To Use Navy SEAL Training In Your Life
Seth Godin famously said, “Very good is bad.”
Very good is totally fine, and it’s a safe haven in which to operate.
You’ll please the masses and cruise the comfort zone with your feathers intact. No one bothers the very good worker.
But, the “very good zone” is not the birthplace of creativity and change; it’s not home to the remarkable and it’s certainly not the breeding ground for disruptive innovation.
And, with the influx of non-traditional startups, advances in digital landscapes and the aggressive ambition of your Gen-Y BFFs, you almost need a fetish to become twice as good, or to be great.
So, what does it take? Why is it that women hold less than 15 percent of the top C-level roles?
Success is not arbitrary, and there’s a reason why some people pull through and others don’t: It’s called grit and resilience.
No one knows grit more than a Navy SEAL.
The Navy’s best guys tackle the SEALs’ six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, which has an attrition rate of 75 to 80 percent, meaning only two to three of every 10 have the resilience and grit to see it through.
And, let’s be clear: These guys are not your average athletes…