Most of you know the story of how I got kicked out of Navy SEAL BUDS training the first time.
The short story is that I failed a math test over half way through and got sent to the Fleet Navy to chip paint and swab the decks.
It was the most humiliating time of my life.
I could have been a little [email protected] and demanded a “safe space” but I had a Inner Fire that could not be extinguished.
You see I did not have to go back to BUDS.
I could have made excuses and told my family and buddies back home that I got hurt and I got a bum rap.
But inside of me a freaking fire raged out of control and I was obsessed to go back.
I did not have to – But I did it anyway to save my Soul from a lifetime of regret.
The ship I was on was The USS Cleveland and to call it a rust bucket is being kind.
The weight room was a windowless metal room with hardly any ventilation and rusty dumbbells.
I set up camp in that dungeon and made it my home.
I did every conceivable bodyweight workout and routine ever devised.
I did walking lunges down the alley ways and pull ups under the stair well.
I could have complained that I did not have a top rate CrossFit facility and juice bar but I did not need that for my next battle.
I knew that the real battle would be between my ears as I turned off the outside static of those who said I could not make it.
On the ship they laughed at me and called me a “failure” as I had already proved them right – I had failed out of BUDS.
But I knew that just because you fail once that doesnt make you a failure forever.
You see – you are defined by what happens when you fall down.
Do you lay in the dirt and moan like a wounded animal?
Or do you slowly get back on your knees and say “[email protected] this ….. I am better than this”.
You will always be defined by who you are in that moment of getting knocked down.
No one gives a [email protected] about what you do when the sun is shining and everything is going your way.
What matter is who you are and who you become when you get knocked down.
I tell my son that often. I try to relay the lessons that I learned in my failure in BUDS and how I turned my whole life around to success.
I wrote it all down in this Freak Frogman Ebook and I keep updating every year since I wrote it 5 years ago.
Even if you are not going to BUDS – we have had athletes use this to lose 10 lbs of fat and run their first 5k.
But my point is not to promote my book – but rather to say to you that I am here to help you.
Just like there were others that helped me in times of need.
Email [email protected] with your question and I will answer.
Go ahead – I dare you to try me out. I answer every single email.
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