Mind the Moment, Not the Mountain

Mind the Moment, Not the Mountain

Just before we started Hell Week (six days of virtually no sleep), our SEAL training class was told to clean the instructor’s office. As we started cleaning, there sitting front and center on the first desk closest to the entrance was a large three-ring notebook...
How Mindset Matters to the Heart

How Mindset Matters to the Heart

The large majority of everything they do in SEAL training is, first and foremost, getting inside your head and starting to understand that you are much more powerful than you give yourself credit for. I was a SEAL platoon commander three times over, but I’ve been a...
How Unstoppable Teams Approach Problems

How Unstoppable Teams Approach Problems

On a SEAL Team, every member is of equal importance to every other member. SEAL Team is bound together by a common purpose and a mentality of “I’ve got your back.” We place the success of the team above individual needs because the team’s needs come to represent our...
My Secret Weapon Against Giving Up

My Secret Weapon Against Giving Up

Most people don’t understand or appreciate how and why the body works. I am passionate about the relationship between the body and the brain. I believe that people who feel good about themselves have the confidence to try new things, and that exercise is one of the...
If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

There’s a proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The world needs many kinds of talents to make it a better place for all. We all have different abilities, but together we have the power to help each other be...
Only You Determine Your Limitations

Only You Determine Your Limitations

In my last few posts, I’ve talked about creating your own luck and making an impact in this world—for yourself, your family, and your community. In case you missed them, your mindset is the key factor in determining your success or limitations. One of my favorite...