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3 Important performance requirements:
Here are the three things some readers need addressed right now:
- Time (Situational Awareness)
- Desire (Behavior Science)
- Strength (Mental Toughness)
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WRITTEN: 3 Important performance requirements: (Blind Spots)
We're building massive momentum and enthusiasm for the upcoming release of what I consider the most potent "Leadership and Performance" course I've ever been part of.
The comments and questions of readers and members have not only confirmed the importance of the content we'll be deploying, but have also brought to my attention several things -- 3 of which I’ll address now -- that many readers and members must address immediately if they’re going to progress.
All 3 things can be considered “blind spots” -- uncared for or undeveloped capacities that eat at someone’s ability to progress.
Because these things can make us stray or keep us stranded, I thought it important to provide some early resources so that you can get them handled. Right now we're going deliver on:
Time (Situational Awareness)
Desire (Behavior Change)
Strength (Mental Toughness)
As a sniper instructor, I had the opportunity to train the likes of Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle. It was an amazing time, but also a pivotal moment in my life.
During my five years of training the most lethal and effective warriors on the planet, I learned that highly effective training is all about watching the humans. Only through deep observation will you discover the underlying issues that are stopping them from reaching their full potential. Again...blind spots.
I remember when I started asking shooters about what they ate for dinner the night before or what they were thinking about just before their shot cracked off. They thought I was a bit nutty. “What does that have to do with anything?” they’d ask.
My experience helped me understand that most points of failure were overcome by addressing the things dwelling within someone’s middle -- not at the point of performance (Front) or deep within his or her genetic makeup (Back). Too many people get hung up on how they were born or the unfairness of a difficult situation. Instead, it’s most effective for them to take that which they can mold and control and modify that to bridge the gap between their genetics and what they need to get done.
People wrestle with the question of nature vs. nurture. As a trainer, I approach everyone as if they are in complete control of their talent and abilities. I accept the presence of any natural proclivities (Back) as well as the presence of the challenge at hand (Front), but those are the fixed parts of the equation and not worth fretting upon. In the middle is that which is driven by choice and training. I find that in the game of human performance, it’s most effective to mold the moldable to fit the situation rather than trying to change it.
"Don't try to change the rules of the game. Get better at playing it" -- Eric
For example, if a shooter was inconsistent in hitting his target, I'd likely find the issue to be something like a flawed mental program (Middle) or lack of sleep (Middle and Back) or a change in daily habits -- something one or two levels below the specific action he was trying to take and a layer or two above his natural ability to shoot.
Today, I'm seeing the same types of “middle” issues facing many of our readers and members. They’re hitting obstacles that are so obvious that they’ve become blind to them.
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How Do You Best Consume Critical Knowledge?
Pieces of Help
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Time: Create the space required for transformation or change.
For those who are too busy, running around doing things, but are no different or further along in life than they were five years ago.
Strength: I Know What To Do, But Often Don't Do It.
For those who’ve made several runs at personal development or transformation, but have found the resources they’ve accessed to be incomplete, leaving them exhausted without progress.
Behavior Change: I’m Not Enjoying All Of The Rigor Required To Live A Good Life.
For those who are working hard and progressing, but getting burned out holding their daily routines.