One of my new TV obsessions is a show on the History channel called The Selection. It’s about a group of civilians who are being put through a squashed down version of the training that Navy Seals, Rangers, etc. all have to go through. It is, I think, an eye-opening experience for people to see the hell that it can be.
I expected to be entertained–I didn’t anticipate hearing a few really profound life lessons. Thought I’d share a few things that have stayed on my mind, rolling around up there, inspiring not only me as a person–but my muse, as well.
- Know your motivation for doing what you do–make it deep and important.
- Your mind will give up before your body.
- The hard shit in life? It’s temporary. Get through it–don’t give up.
- Do your best, even if you fail, you’ll have done everything you can.
- Failing isn’t the same as quitting. When you fail, you can try again. When you quit, you’ve given up on yourself before you even have a chance to see what you’re capable of.
Have you watched The Selection? If not, what have you seen/read that’s inspired you recently?