Rob Roy, a 25-year SEALs veteran and the author of “The Navy SEAL Art of War” offers a 7-step process to achieving one’s goals. This 7-step process is an approach utilized by the highly-trained military group, even for the most challenging missions. A significant bonus regarding these steps is that they can be adopted by anyone wanting to achieve their own goals.
6. Train until you’re stress-proof.
OK, you know your aim, you’ve assigned your roles, and you’ve talked through everything that could go wrong. Your planning is ace, but there’s another essential step to making sure your paper plan actually translates to real life. This is the step where many of us fall down. There is no great accomplishment without day in, day out effort and training.
One, because that’s how you build skills and a body of work. But also because steady practice is how you teach yourself to handle the stress of struggling for any audacious goal.