In the SEALs I consistently utilized the powers front-sight focus, psychological safety, and tactical visualization to accomplish our missions. If you’re new to this, “front-sight focus” is a term that comes from firearm marksmanship. When you fire a gun, you don’t aim the bullet directly at the target. In fact, you usually don’t even aim the gun barrel at the target.
Instead, you aim with the “front-sight,” that little window or notch that lets you focus where you shoot. The front-sight directs the gun barrel, which directs the bullet.
When we get overwhelmed in fixing a problem or going for a goal, it’s usually because we’re trying to aim the bullet. And that’s almost impossible. Instead, we set up a chain-link mechanism that makes winning pretty much a sure thing.
Front-sight focus is one of many tools we use in Unbeatable Mind to help you eviscerate your challenges, and bring you to what you truly want in life. And we’ve already talked about Psychological Safety. Do you know that helps with a lot more than staying calm in battle?
It’s what allows you to be creative, so you come up with powerful new ideas. It allows you to be intuitive, and spot opportunities that let you thrive and profit quickly. And it lets you deeply rest and rejuvenate when it’s time to sleep (or even take a 15 minute break). This lets you fuel yourself with energy and perform at your best.
Want another example? Try Tactical Visualization.
In the SEALs, we would plan a mission by doing a “dirt dive.” We’d go outside and visualize everything that could go right or wrong in a mission. Even though there was mud or sand in front of us, we could visualize the waters we would be parachuting into. We’d run through all possible scenarios. And we’d be completely prepared for what we would do, no matter what life threw our way.
That’s how we won so consistently.
You can use Tactical Visualization in your own life for everything from finding the perfect house (that you can afford!), to raising your children, to negotiating a well-deserved raise.
We have countless more examples, and you’ll see how all these techniques can help you in your 5 Mountains of life: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Intuitional, and Spiritual.