The Calm Before the Storm

calm before the stormAbout once a month we get asked “How did you deal with the stress and dread leading up to and before Hell Week?”

The easy answer is that you try to forget about it.

The real answer is that you have to be present in the moment and not think ahead to something that you fear in the future.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

My first time through Hell Week I absolutely feared sunday night and getting started.

My second time through I learned to calm down and not worry about something I cannot control.

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Hell Week is meant to weed out the weak. Break you down and find the weak individuals.

Thinking ahead to this will only make you fear it more.

You have to relax and believe in yourself and know that when the time comes you will perform.

If you focus ahead to Hell Week (or Kokoro or whatever event) – you will not be able to get your present task done.

You must remain focused on the present and train to be ready for the events ahead.

SGPT Homework: What is it that you Fear? Does it limit you? Yes; you know that it does.

sgpt-fight-to-winWhat will you do to break the grip of fear and move forward to become the best athlete that you can be?

Write down this fear. Focus on the present. What do you need to do today be be in charge and get your task done. Write it down.

Think about your fear and imagine yourself destroying your fear and moving forward to become the true warrior you know you can be. Write down how that makes you feel. Now go out and finish the rest of your day.

Check out SGPT audios to help aid you in your journey to get rid of fear and be your best self.

As always – email me and let me know your goals that you are working on and how you can be held accountable.

About the Author:
bradBrad McLeod knows first hand about mental toughness after being kicked out of a top tier Spec Ops training unit.

He failed out of BUD/S the first time after failing a math test (made it through Hell Week and Dive Pool Comp).

He came back a year later and graduated and served as an operator on the Navy SEAL Teams.

Check out SEALgrinderPT Coaching to help you step up and take hold of your dreams and realize your goals.

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