Mental Chain of Command
Catch the latest weekly Mental Toughness segment on WCCP’s 105.5 FM The Roar’s “Out of Bounds” with Qualk and Dutch.
Qualk, Dutch and I, discuss command and control of our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes and how giving our thoughts a clear chain of command and hierarchy gives us the ability to compartmentalize in the heat of battle and perform at your peak.
Most folks’ default hierarchy of thought is as follows:
5. Patience (the quality that refuses to give up)
Flip the order and watch your success rate sky-rocket. Make “Patience” your 5-Star General and demote “fear” to the lowliest private.
1. Patience (the quality that refuses to give up) – Listen to this first
5. Fear (and Fear of Pain) – Listen to this last
Write down the “Chain of Command” for your thoughts, identify and categorize them, and then relegate them to the proper place in your hierarchy.
Let me know what your Mental Chain of Command is and your most successful technique or strategy for applying it in real life and real time.