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Build your Grit like the SEALs

Build your Grit like the SEALs

“Grit is sticking with your future day in, day out and not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years.” Angela Duckworth   grit ɡrit/ noun   1.  courage and resolve; strength of character.   What we can learn from, the SEALs and the research on how to have grit:   1. Purpose and meaning. It’s easier to be persistent when what we’re doing is tied to something personally meaningful. 2. Make it a game. It’s the best way to stay in a competitive mindset without stressing yourself out. 3. Be confident — but realistic. See the challenges honestly but believe in your own ability to take them on. 4. Prepare, prepare, prepare. Grit comes a lot easier when you’ve done the work to make sure you’re ready. 5. Focus on improvement. Every SEAL mission ends with a debrief focusing on what went wrong so they can improve. 6. Give help and get help. Support from others helps keep you going, and giving others support does the same. 7. Celebrate small wins. You can’t wait to catch the big fish. Take joy where you can find it when good times are scarce. 8. Find a way to laugh. Rangers, SEALs, and scientists agree: a chuckle can help you cope with stress and keep you going.   SEAL Mental Performance Angela Duckworth on Grit We view fitness, like life, as a big picture, long term process… So in order to upgrade how you feel, move and perform it is essential to upgrade your practice. Support your goals beginning with Mindset. The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. For...