Arma mentala: It’s a state of mind

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“Maybe you have it.”

Printre cele mai experimentate unitati din lume sunt Seal Teams-urile si 3 Commando Brigade (RM).

Ambele s-au pregatit si la noi inca de acum 20 de ani si au oferit cunoastere militarilor romani. Au primit si ei expertiza si experienta, mai stiu si ai nostri una-alta.

Seal Teams sunt echipe de forte speciale, in vreme ce 3 Cdo Bde este o MU de elita care are in organigrama doua subunitati de forte speciale.

Pregatirea pune accent in ambele unitati pe mental.

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Chris Sajnog, un fost militar din Seal Teams, a scris cel mai bun indrumar de coaching pe care l-am citit vreodata. Si am citit o juma’ de biblioteca pe teme de coaching, am vrut sa ma apuc la un moment dat de asta.

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  • Confident

For the guys that I train, I know this is one of the biggest indicators of success in any combat environment. I can see if they’re confident before we even start training. It’s why my Navy SEAL brothers and I can spot one another out in public, even if we’ve never met. A warrior is sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one’s own abilities or successfulness. Start with the end in mind – You will win. It’s not a question.

  • Decisive

Displaying no hesitation in battle is vital to survival. Navy SEALs are known for their decisive manner.

  • Assertive

US Navy SEALS are leaders. To be a good leader you need to be confident and direct in claiming your rights or putting forward your views.

  • Strong

You don’t need to bench 500 pounds to join the club (although some fictional books claim otherwise), but you do need to make the most of the muscles you have. Even the most skillful swordsman needs to have the strength to pick up the sword. This applies to mental muscle as well. You need to have a determined will in all that you do. A strong mind can make up for a weak body, but not the other way around.

  • Skillful

Having the right mindset is vital, but you need a skill set to match that big brain of yours. The skills themselves can vary, but the more mad-ninja skills you have the more balanced you’ll become. Know your sword ~ Musashi

  • Active

You need to be moving, doing, or functioning at all time. Ideas and theories are great, but action is what gets thing done. Once you’ve got a plan, execute. SEALs are always doing something.

  • Aggressive

When most people think about being aggressive, they think about a Pit Bull with a bad owner. That aspect can and should be used in combat, but I’m talking about being forceful, bold, and energetic.

  • Disciplined

You’ve got a plan, you’re confident you can do it, now you need to have the discipline to stick to your plan. Getting up every morning at 0400 so you can hit the gym before work sucks! Being fat and out of shape sucks worse! Not hitting the snooze takes discipline. Navy SEALs are disciplined.

  • Adaptable

Navy SEALS have a ‘friend’ we call Max Flex. It means we need to be able to adjust quickly to different conditions. Being adaptable is what allows species to survive evolution. The way SEALS survive in combat is by adapting to the ever-changing battlefield.

  • Vigilant

You never know when the balloon will go up so you have to be ready 24/7. You need to see everything that’s happening around you and be prepared to react appropriately. Navy SEALs are always prepared and ready.

  • Patient

No, not the kind you find in a hospital bed. Having patience means, bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. It means manning-up. I’ll always remember the whiners in BUD/S complaining about how cold or tired they were. Guess what? We were ALL cold and tired, and complaining didn’t make them any warmer (although quitting did).

  • Clever

A warrior needs to be mentally quick and resourceful. When things go to shit, it always happens fast and you need the metal prowess to quickly invent a new way to do what you were just trying to do. Things rarely go exactly as planned and you need to be smart enough to adapt.

  • Brave

One of the biggest lessons I’ve taught my kids is what it means to be brave. Like most people (and even some dictionaries) they thought being brave meant that you weren’tafraid. This is actually the opposite of what it means. Being brave means that YOU ARE AFRAID, but you do the offending task in spite of your fears. I’m not afraid to ride roller coasters, so me riding one does not make me brave. When my youngest son rode a roller coaster for the first time he was afraid, but he was brave enough to go anyways.

  • Loyal

An arrow without a tip is just a stick – A warrior needs direction, and that comes from being faithful to a cause, ideal or institution. This could be your family, your country or a religion. Having loyalty will keep you guided along your path; just make sure you keep it in balance with the other traits. SEALs are loyal to our country, loyal to our families and loyal to our Brothers.

  • Loving

A warrior has confronted death and understands the value of life. Warriors whose lives are in balance are peaceful, unselfish and have a compassionate concern for the good of others. The love of his family is what gives the warrior his internal energy to constantly train for battle and strength to survive once he’s there. For true warriors like Navy SEALs – love is why we fight.

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Moving on.

  • Grow a set of NUTs! (Non-negotiable, Unalterable Terms) and live by them. These are anything you’re not willing to compromise in life, Period. The bigger sack of Nutt’s you have, the more of a warrior you will become!
  • Start practicing some form of martial arts. MMA, karate, boxing, jujitsu – Pick one you like and go get punched in the face a few times. Find a school near you or start off with a great instructional karate book.
  • Meditate – This may be getting too close to the spiritual realm for some of you, but meditation is one of the most important things you can do for your mind and body. Sit in a quiet room with your eyes closed and work on quieting your mind for 20-miinutes a day. Concentrate on your breathing or say a word (mantra) over and over – I use “Lam.” At first you’ll think it’s impossible, then you’ll be able to clear your mind for a few seconds – then minutes…it gets easier as your life becomes more balanced.
  • Find something you’re afraid of and go do it. If it’s a roller coaster, ride them until you stop crying like a 5 year-old girl; if it’s public speaking, join ToastMasters. Everyone has fears – warriors overcome them.
  • Workout. It doesn’t matter what you do, just workout hard. Breathe heavy, sweat. If you puke, that’s a good indicator that you’re getting closer to being a warrior!
  • Embrace competition. Sign up for a race, a fight or just challenge someone to arm-wrestle. Prove that you’re better than someone else at something or work until you are.
  • Next time your spouse asks you where you want to go to dinner, give an answer and get in the car. Be more decisive. The more decisions you make, the easier they are make.
  • Start establishing routines and habits in everything you do. We are what we repeatedly do.
  • Write down your goals and core values. Review them once a month. If you don’t have a map for your life, how can you expect to get where you want to go?
  • Become a master at everything you do. Everything in life is either worth doing well or it’s not worth doing at all.
  • Stop any addictions. If you smoke, do drugs, drink to excess – your life is not in balance.
  • Shoot guns. If you don’t know how, buy the best book on learning how to shoot and read it.
  • Watch warrior movies to see how you’re supposed to be acting. This is my list of inspiring warrior movies. Leave your list in the comments section if you’re not too busy playing with your Barbie collection:

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3 comments

  1. Parvu Florin · February 24

    In “Arhipelagul Gulag”, Soljenitin povesteste la un anume moment despre o chestie aparent bizara, o multime de fosti detinuti care supravietuisera in lagar unor conditii absolut inimaginabile mureau la scurt timp dupa eliberare, cand ajungeau inapoi in sanul familiei.

    Eliberarea din lagar era momentul in care psihicul ii spunea fizicului; “Esti in afara oricarui pericol, poti lasa garda jos”, cu finalitatea asta….

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    • tactiqthink · February 25

      E o poveste frumoasa care zice ca dupa ce s-a construit o cale ferata in America, un grup de sefi de trib indieni a fost luat sa fie plimbat cu trenul, ia uitati-va ce-nseamna progresul etc. Dupa ce au ajuns la destinatie, astia s-au asezat toti pe jos, langa peron. Au fost intrebati ce s-a intamplat, iar ei au spus “asteptam sa ne vina sufletele din urma”.

      “Poţi dori ceva aşa de chinuitor şi de tare, încât, îndeplinindu-ţi-se, nu te mai bucuri: te-a costat prea mult suflet.” Lucian Blaga

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      • enzo · February 27

        Asta e chestie adevarata.
        Paralela cu taranii care nu puteau sa isi lase pamantu… o chestie f greu de inteles pentru cineva care nu a trait la tara. A se citi romanul Ion.

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