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The Attention-Pain Trade-Off

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we ...

Panic is the First Stage of Death

"The wise tell us that a nail keeps a shoe, a shoe a horse, a horse a man, a ...

Attention

We were standing in ranks on the beach in Coronado, California, in front of the Naval Special Warfare Center. ...

Every F**king Day

Nearly everyone knows of Demetrious Johnson - the 11-time UFC Champion, and top contender for greatest-of-all-time MMA fighter.  A ...

Ikigai

Why do you keep going? “The two most dangerous years of your life are the year you’re born and ...

Commitment, Control, and Challenge

Bodies can be remarkably strong. They’re hard to truly break, and - given the right circumstances - easy to ...

Nutrition in Special Operations

“What’s your name? Where are you? What day is it?”  I had no idea.  This strange yet vaguely familiar ...

You Will Have Your Waterloo

By: Craig Weller In the early 2000’s, the Naval Special Warfare program for students who have been successfully screened ...

They All Wound

The ultimate ceiling of what you’re capable of as an endurance athlete is astonishingly high. Evolutionarily, we’re the most ...

The Downside of “Mental Toughness”

As we cover in our book, the research on mental toughness is pretty scattered and hard to pin down ...
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