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Navy SEALS Training Guide: Mental Toughness

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Navy SEALs are famous for their unequaled mental toughness and self-confidence. If you want to improve your ability to perform well in challenging, stressful and even threatening situations, this book is for you!

In the past, many military trainers, sports coaches and business leaders believed that mental toughness is a fundamental, inborn quality — you either have it or yo
Published (first published December 31st 2012)
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Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*note* I've researched and read a lot into Navy SEAL BUDS training prior to reading this book.

To me it's a rehash of other self development ideas and techniques placed into a Navy SEAL story line. I'm aware of the majority of the techniques and stories already as well since I've read a lot of self improvement books.

To someone that doesn't know anything about Navy SEALS then they will get a completely different experience. I don't think they would appreciate and understand hell week as in depth
Garik Avetisyan
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I have read the other book with more 5 ths than this book, but that was absolute crap ,i just do not want to mention the title.
But this one , is short , concise, simple and to the point .
Many valuable insights about simple life changing techniques.
Had trouble finishing it...
Brian Knipp
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While there are many more erudite books on the shelf on this topic, I rate this book five stars because I stumbled across it at a point of maximal need. The story that has stayed with me the most was that of the low performing boat team in BUD/S being given extra training on tying knots. The moral of the story struck a deep chord that pulled me through the particular rough spot I was in and helped me get where I am today. The book is written by someone who has lived what he writes about and is t ...more
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help, 2013
This approaches mental toughness from it being a conscious decision, which is important, but one SEAL in the book stated he never got over the fear of jumping out of planes. If he had used a subconscious mediation or something similar, I think he would have been able to get rid of it.

A good general book that may help some people. The one thing that I took away from this that is not mentioned in other techniques, is to break down things into micro tasks. This helps eliminate the stress of the ov
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
Good lessons to be had in here, and glad to see the author took a point of view of making this content accessible for everyday folks looking to accomplish big goals, and not getting mired in military life or combat ops.

What took the star rating down are the unforgivable typos and grammar errors. Especially given the root of the SEAL ethos of excelling in all that they do, I find it inexcusable that this work comes off as a poorly produced self-published affair. That alone particularly hurts the
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
You can break the book down into three different sections. The first is a little bit about the Navy Seals, their history and some of the things they go through. The second part of the book talks about how even the individuals who are the strongest physically may be weak mentally, and how you can improve your own mental strength. The third part of the book talks about some different stories ex-seals have gone through, which ranged from what felt like hazing to me to stories about their training.

Asoka Selvarajah
Although one might be familiar with some of the personal development concepts, the fact that these principles are derived from arguably the toughest physical and mental training in the world gives them greatly enhanced value.

There are many good things about this book. The stories and experiences from actual navy SEALS in their own words is definitely one of the most valuable and insightful.

Basically, mental toughness and confidence are the absolute keys to success. If you lack them, you won't s
Denise Murphy
Enjoyed the quick read and had known some of these techniques from being an athlete. Glad to learn a couple more!
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4 Pillars. 'Nuff said.
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