Bred to fight and hunt

In John Medina’s book “Brain Rules”, he claims that “The brain appears to be designed to (1) solve problems (2) related to surviving (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion.” He calls this “the brain’s performance envelope.”

A bulk of our time on this planet has been spent running down prey in dangerous situations to survive, and over multiple generations, we’ve evolved to those standards. Is it any wonder that when we don’t get out and “Get after it.” We feel emotionally broke, depressed, and down right pissed off?

With the advent of technology, our world evolved much quicker than our brains and bodies could. Today, many of us struggle to live with a hunter / warrior heart in a capitalistic, knowledge-based world.

For some perverse reason, many of us choose to anesthetize our God given propensity to hunt and protect by taking prescription medications and sucking down booze in front of the TV. If you’ve ever tried it, God knows I have, then you already know that it doesn’t work. Well at least in the long-run.  

When I left the SEAL Teams, I had capped my warrior's heart so tightly that I became depressed, angry, and tired all of the time. I had left my active and adventurous life behind and it was no good. Actually, it sucked!

I’ve watched a lot of Men try to get this part of their lives back, but too many of them are already operating at 100% and have left no room to care for their natural state of being.  

We'll have more about this "Finding the time" in other posts, but for now I'd encourage you to recognize the fact that these things are not "Optional" activities. 

Get out and get some! 


Eric Davis

Eric Davis served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.

He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. By leveraging his expertise in the development of systems, structures, processes and practices Eric was instrumental in significantly reducing the failure rate, of Naval Special Warfare’s internationally recognized Sniper course. 

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and performance.