Continuing our conversation from last week, I was recently talking to a friend about teaching people to overcome tough obstacles.
If you read about Navy Seals training and experience they say “when you think you are done, you have 40% more left in the tank.”
I experienced this in the desert running.
When you run a marathon a day for four days and still have 50 miles left to go, it’s a little bit of mental confusion and anguish.
You are anxious. Many questions and thoughts come into your head:
I am finished! This is tough, I can’t do this, this is crazy, how could they possibly think we could do this?
Crossing the chasm. How can I possibly get there?
Ask better questions.
Reflect: Wow this is really hard, what is the learning opportunity for me? Life is hard and this is pushing me to the limit of my potential.
Get Curious: What is possible for me at this moment?
Get Resourceful: How do I chunk this out? What would (insert mentor) say if he/she were here?
Lean into Action: What can I commit to in the next hour, 30 min, 10 min or 5 min? If I can do that once, can I repeat that again? and again?
Inspire Yourself: What would I be capable of in the future if I can get this done?
Lastly, many of us worked together while out there to support one another to the finish line.
Find your tribe and win as a team.