Navy Seals are one of the most elite military here in the US. They were responsible for taking out Osama Bin Laden. Three words describe the training a Navy Seal receives: cold, miserable, and tired. About 70% who enter Navy Seals never graduate. The only way to quit is when you decide to quit, you must ring a bell for everyone to hear. The choice becomes either you do what it takes to accomplish your goal or live with quitting; knowing that everyone you associated with knows you quit.
That is very powerful.
When you apply that to life, you realize that the Navy Seals’ body did not give out; instead, their mind decided to quit. As we learn in Beyond Freedom Evolution, everything is a decision. Deciding to “ring that bell” is a decision. When you ring the bell, you have indicated that you are no longer willing to consider options and no longer feel there is any opportunity to continue.
Once I hit a “rough patch” I must decide either to show up and continue to forge through or “ring the bell.” Here is what I do know: Growth and success is not measured monetarily. As with the Navy Seals, it is not the body (or business/work) that gives out, it is a decision I make.
Do we learn from our mistakes? I think not. To me, if you learn then it is not a mistake – it is a learning opportunity. When you learn, you never “ring the bell.”
Have you ever been close to ringing the bell with any part of your life