Psychological tips that help Navy seals from the US army to stay focused, motivated and strong.
1. Eat the elephant piece by piece
This is the technique of successful planning and achieving goals. To work effectively in a team, you need to understand how your small contribution helps the whole team move towards the goal. And to do this, you need to break a large goal into small easily achievable tasks.
This tactic works in all areas of life. If you constantly think only about the final goal, you will always be in the clouds and get upset that in fact you do not succeed. Conversely, if you focus only on small tasks, you will not be able to see the big picture and you will feel that you are marking time in one place.
You need to combine both. Start small, but don’t forget the big goal you’re aiming for.
2. Visualize success
That’s what’s important for proper visualization.
Present everything as clearly and in detail as possible.
Scroll through your actions in your head to bring them to automatism.
Be optimistic. Do not think about failures, imagine that you succeed.
If you feel that your strength of mind is failing you, imagine the consequences of your failure: it will spur you on.
Before the next exciting event, think about your actions in advance and imagine how successful everything will be.
3. Learn to control your emotions
Here is “4 by 4 by 4” method»:
inhale – 4 seconds;
exhale — 4 seconds;
repeat 4 times.
This method is similar to breathing exercises used in meditation. The essence of it is the same: to help you calm down. Next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, give yourself a few minutes to not think about anything and just focus on your breathing.
4. Change your attitude to the situation
As you know, the glass can be half empty or half full. It’s up to you to decide how you want to relate to life. Psychologically hardy people try to find the positive side in everything. Why? Because they know that a negative approach will not help them achieve their goals faster, but will only hinder them.
The ability to change your attitude to the situation is extremely important for a successful professional life. After all, when we think optimistically, we have increased motivation and involvement in the work process.
5. Appreciate small victories
Don’t forget to cheer yourself up. Stop constantly telling yourself: “I haven’t done enough yet.” Otherwise, over time, you will just start to feel that you will never do anything at all. Motivation will fall, and you will only get tired and annoyed.
Stop for a moment and think about what you have already achieved on the way to your goal. Celebrate small victories: positive energy will help you overcome any obstacles.
6. Create the right environment
It doesn’t matter how talented or successful you are: you can’t always achieve the same results alone as you can in collaboration with others.
Communicating with people who share your views and interests, you will develop and improve faster. The main thing is to find those who are similar to you, but at the same time different enough to teach you something new. In such environment, you will have a sense of community and belonging, and this is one of the inherent needs of a person.