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How to Become a Warrior

What makes someone a warrior?

We all compete at some level, whether we’re athletes, performers or workers.

But in each profession, there are these performers.

At Southwestern Consulting, we call them ultra-performers. Or top producers. One percenters. Legendary leaders.

You can interchange any of these terms with “warrior.”

Warriors are people who can’t be stopped. They’re tough. They fight and hustle. They defeat the odds. They beat the odds. They conquer.

What do they conquer?

Opponents. Fears. Challenges. Setbacks.

Guess what? We all have a chance at different times in our lives to be warriors.

This reminds me of a podcast interview we did with Navy SEAL Mark Divine.

Mark was the number one person, also called the honor man, in his SEAL training class. These classes start with 125 candidates and whittle down to 20 or 30 people at the end.

Consider that the 125 are already among the world’s elite athletes, and 20 percent of them won’t make it to the end of the training.

I had the chance to interview Mark, and my biggest takeaway was what makes someone a warrior.

Warriors. We think of toughness, brute strength or the ability to endure pain, right?

Though physical training, performance and execution are important, Mark said what makes the biggest difference between a regular person and a warrior is mental training.

Warriors have trained minds.

If you or your kids play sports, you know there’s physical conditioning where you run drills or lift weights so you can perform.

But warriors don’t just train their bodies.

They train their minds.

You might be thinking, “OK, I’m not an athlete or a police officer or a firefighter, and I don’t need to do this intense physical and mental training.”

I disagree.

No matter what your occupation is, there’s training you need to do.

There’s on-the-job experience and specific skills you need to learn, right?

There’s more.

My question to you is: How much time do you spend on mental conditioning?

Do you put your mind through a program so you become mentally tough?

Are you training your mind to be persistent and disciplined?

Most of us working for companies spend very little time conditioning and training our minds because we underestimate how important that is.

Mark used the phrase “the untrained mind.” That really spoke to me because left to our own devices, our brains default to what’s convenient, comfortable, safe and easy.

The trained mind can endure short-term sacrifices or pain so they can achieve something great.

Today and every day, you need to condition your mind to be mentally tough.

That ensures you’re one of the few people in the world with a trained mind.

You want to be a warrior.

That’s rare.

Go out there and become a warrior.

One of the things we do at Southwestern Consulting is teach the skills and mental components that make people ultra-performers.

If you’re trying to grow your business, or you’re in any type of sales, marketing or leadership role, reach out to us to request a free call to talk with one of our certified business, sales and leadership coaches.

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