The following is a guest post written by former Navy SEAL Mark Divine, founder and CEO of SEALFIT.
I’ve had a 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, 30 years of martial arts training, and more than 15 years of yoga practice and teaching to warriors. If there is anything I can teach you, it’s how important your mental strength is over any physical ability you may possess. The mantra of mind over body is true—you can do anything if you set your mind to it. Here are a few tips to help you build mental toughness. The body strength comes later.
1. Focus on yourself first.
Self-awareness is a place to start building what I call your “unbeatable mind.” Greater self-awareness will help us avoid making the same mistakes over and over, and allow us to get aligned for serious forward momentum.
When I was younger, I was a daydreamer. If you asked me to describe what my future looked like, I would have given you a blank stare. This is not uncommon.