I wanted to share with you some thoughts about getting things done and accomplishing the most challenging projects in one's life.
Five years ago I read a book by Eric Greitens called "The Heart and the Fist" about a Navy Seal. One of the stories has particularly stuck with me since then. I've decided to post it because it inspired me to persist through situations I thought I would've never managed to, or accomplish goals I thought were beyond my abilities. If my post inspires just one person to try harder making it through whatever struggle he or she is challenged with - it will make my day.
So, here it is:
1. The weight lifting meat heads, who think that the size of their biceps is an indication of their strength - They usually failWho doesnt make through Hell Week?
2. The kids covered in tattoos, announcing to the world how tough they are - They usually fail
3. The priding leaders, who don't want to be dirty - They usually fail
4. The Me first, look at me, I'm the best former athletes, who've always been told that they are stars and think that they can master BUDs, like they mastered their high school football try outs - They usually fail
5. The blowhards who have thousands of stories what they are going to do, but a thin record of what they've actually done - They usually fail
6. The men who make excuses - They usually fail
7. The whiners, that This is not fair, guys, the self-pitting cryers
- They usually fail
8. The talkers, who have always looked good or sounded good, rather than actually been good - They usually fail
In short, all of the men, who focused on show - FAILED.
Some people, who seemed impossibly week at the beginning of BUDs, men who puked on the runs and had trouble with pull- ups - MADE ITThe vicious beauty of BUDs is that there are
NO EXCUSES, NO EXPLANATIONS.
You do or do not.
Some men, who were skinny and short, and whos teeth shattered looking at the ocean - MADE IT
Some men, who were visibly afraid, to the point of shaking -
MADE IT "
Source: "The Heart and the Fist" Eric Greitens; chapter 11
Let me know what you think about the text above. Feel free to leave any tips or share your thoughts/experiences in overcoming your own "Hell Weeks".
All the best,