he Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land Teams) are the principal special operations force of the United States Navy. These elite warriors are famed for pushing their physical limits—from dropping out of helicopters to underwater demolitions. Yet SEALs believe mental strength is far more important than physical ability. It’s mind over body—you can do anything you set your mind to. Here’s the SEAL path to mental toughness.

Focus on yourself. To build an “unbeatable mind,” SEALs start with self-awareness. This helps you avoid making the same mistakes over and over, and sets up your progress. To gain self-awareness, use a journal. Each day, take 10 minutes in a quiet place uninterrupted. Center yourself with some deep breathing, and reflect on who and where you are in life.

Discover your purpose. As you become self-aware, think about where you’re going. Ask these questions to see if you’re on the right path:

  • What have I been conditioned to think I should do with my life?
  • What do I really think—and feel—I should do with my life?
  • Is there a tiny voice within that keeps nudging me ahead, with the sense I’m on the right road?
  • Or, is there a tiny voice of doubt within that keeps suggesting I’m on the wrong road?
  • What’s the ONE thing I think I’m here for?
  • What’s the ONE thing I’d focus on if nothing held me back?
  • What would I do if I only had a year left to live?

The answers to these questions can uncover some powerful realizations.

Find your path. Choose the path in life that feels right to you, not something others think is best. To develop the discipline, dedication, and capacity for high-performance needed to succeed, you must be tuned in to your true self.

Commit to a healthy lifestyle. Finding your purpose and path energizes your spirit and mind, but don’t forget your body. Commit to a fitness program and a healthy, energizing diet. If this is a tough area for you, find a group of other like-minded people to support you. Navy SEALs always work as a team.

Here’s to your success in 2016—and to building the mental toughness you need to achieve your best year ever… Enjoy a great month!

Related Articles

  Whether you are a Real Estate Agent or a borrower, not having the right mortgage lender could put the kibosh on your deal. If you want the right product mix, lowest rate and quick funding, you also want a lender with a proven track record who will be responsive…
Read More of the post Why Work With A Mortgage Team?

Marketing to the modern homebuyer means constantly evolving your strategy and method of communications. With a 30-year history of industry leadership, Homebridge has always thrived by staying ahead of this dynamic communications. On September 2, Homebridge is once again taking the lead on homebuyer marketing by hosting the Socially Savvy…
Read More of the post Helping Housing Professionals Grow Their Business

During this time of uncertainty, several of our Mortgage Loan Originators have offered aid to their communities in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Homebridge's Aiea location and other Hawaii branches partnered up with Med4OurWorld, a nonprofit dedicated to providing easy access to healthcare worldwide. On Wednesday April 8th, Homebridge…
Read More of the post Homebridge’s Hawaii Associates Help Out In Relief Efforts

The year of 2019 was a massive year for Homebridge and its associates. Top originators closed an unprecedented amount of loans in 2019, creating a high watermark for the company as a whole. The astonishing level of productivity did not go unnoticed. Three of the mortgage industry's most-read and circulated…
Read More of the post Homebridge Makes a Bold Statement in 2019 With Awards Sweep