019: Mark Divine: SEAL Fit

Synopsis:

Mark Devine opened SEAL Fit, a Navy SEAL preparation center, in response to the stark proposition candidates faced. Ninety percent will fail if left to their own devices. Luckily, though, Devine has the key for bolstering their mental toughness and dramatically increasing their odds for success. He took the same journey himself after upheaving a stable but miserable career as a CPA. What he found along the way defies stereotypes. According to Divine, philosophies similar to those of gentle spirits such as the Dalai Lama and Eckhart Tolle are a more effective way to grit than those of the average drill sergeant.

Lessons:

  1. The human spirit soars when it’s challenged.
  2. Life is made up of the small choices you make from moment to moment, rarely the big ones.
  3. The essence of mental toughness is to notice when you unconsciously make the wrong choices.
  4. The most important lesson for mental toughness is to know your “why.”

Panel Notes:

Searchable Terms: navy seals, training center, seal fit, mental toughness, resiliency, martial arts, shibumi

Resources/Mentions: SEAL Fit http://sealfit.com/

No Hero http://www.amazon.com/No-Hero-Evolution-Navy-SEAL/dp/052595452X