Several years ago, when I was speaking at a client’s national conference, I had the opportunity to hear another speaker, Lt. Tom Chaby, a Navy Seal.
Chaby described in vivid detail, the demands of battle and the five-and-a-half days of Seal Hell Week. A grueling test of mind and body. Mental and physical fatigue. Exhaustion. Frustration.
And if a Seal decides, this ain’t for me—he simply rings a bell three times—and makes a D.O.R., a drop-out-request.
However, for those who continue, and succeed, Chaby defined five key success factors:
3. proficiency, meaning smooth is fast
4. accountability and
Chaby’s “5” applies to the field of battle, as well as, the games of life and business. His themes are simple:
√ Make the right choices.
√ Do the right thing.
√ Refuse to quit.
√ Take action.
√ Accept responsibility.
√ Achieve success with the help of others.