Workout: 1 Power Snatch + 2 Overhead Squats: 1-1-1-1-1
Accessory: 100 Banded Glute Bridges
What Is Your ‘Bell’ ?
In Navy SEAL training, 80-85% of it’s recruits don’t see the third day of Hell Week, let alone the last day of training. It takes a lot of work to even show up for day one, but it doesn’t take much to end it — All you have to do is say “I quit”, ring the bell three times, and it’s over. The end.
SEAL training is about pushing people to their lowest point, and watching the decisions they make — When they are at their lowest point, tired, hungry, cold… do they give in? Do they take the easy way out?
During the most difficult portions of training, SEAL instructors will have the bell with them, to make it that much more enticing and easy to quit. It just sits there, in plain sight, always ready for the next taker.
You see, most people focus on the illusion of the shiny object, not the reality of what it takes to achieve it. The amateur can only see the end state. The professional focuses on the fundamentals and incremental progress. If you think the “bell” doesn’t exist in your life, your eyes are closed. It is everywhere. Laziness, procrastination, selfishness, lack of discipline -you fill in the blank- all small rings of the bell. The bell is everywhere, and it is always calling you. Ring it enough times and you will find yourself looking back, filled with regret.
The sound of the bell haunts many people. Don’t let the decisions you make when things get difficult end up haunting you.
Here are just a few more life lessons you can learn from a SEAL.