On Motivation

By Craig Weller / September 27, 2021 / 1 Comment

Everyone wants to know the ‘secret’ to motivation. Like most topics, this isn’t as simple as repeating cliches like ‘just don’t quit’ or ‘stay hard’. These sayings can be useful as simple reminders of more complex concepts, but only if you understand the underlying process and skills that lead to that outcome. Without those underlying […]

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Honest Dogs: Mental Patterns Favored in SOF Selection

By Craig Weller / July 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

Dogsled mushers, the people who race with sled dogs in events like the Iditarod in Alaska, use the term “honest dogs.”   Some sled dogs will put just enough pressure into the harness to appear to be working while they’re actually taking a break. “Honest dogs” throw their full weight into the straps no matter […]

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A Pair of Boots

By Craig Weller / January 30, 2021 / 3 Comments

I was still 17 when I enlisted in the Navy. My parents had to sign the enlistment paperwork for me since I wasn’t of legal age. This wasn’t without some resistance. I could have become a doctor. Or a lawyer. These are the two jobs that are supposed to be in your future when you’re […]

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