What Dog Are You Feeding?
Physical training can help set you up for success, but mental training is just as essential. Former Navy commander Mark Divine has taken the mental exercises and routines used by the U.S. Navy SEALs and adapted them for anyone who wants to develop courage, perseverance, and uncanny intuition in his new book The Way of the SEAL (2013, Reader’s Digest).
For mental toughness, embrace the suck. Simply repeating this famous SEAL phrase can help anyone lean in to a hard task without wavering or whining. Another tactic: Laugh.
To identify and quash a negative mind-set, SEALs stop to ask themselves one simple question: Am I feeding Fear Dog or Courage Dog? Do this throughout the day to help channel negative thinking into can-do energy. — Source: Reader’s Digest, February, 2014