Have you ever seen the military motivation drill sergeants show military recruits during boot camp?
Have you had friends or family members go through his arduous 10-week schooling? Perhaps, ranger or special forces training?
Military motivation is certainly a tool anyone can use.
Physical training or ‘PT' has been an integral part of many countries militaries for years. What are some of the things that come to your mind when you think of military motivation?
What is Motivation in the Military?
Our military exemplify commitment on a daily basis on and off duty. What is motivation in the military? I think it is the willingness to persist despite the challenges we face.
How does this relate to running?
Do you think you are training and preparing to your utmost level?
You have no choice but to succeed in boot camp. The environment changes and you are forced to do more.
What they are trying to do is see how mentally and physically tough each recruit is. In addition, they can tell who is interested and which recruit is committed.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARMY ACFT 2 MILE COURSE
How Are Soldiers Motivated?
Soldiers are motivated for varying reasons. There are many of us who joined to get out of debt. Perhaps you have school loans and you needed that off your back. Perhaps you joined to serve your country or to travel. We all have our own motivations to join the military.
People are already highly motivated.
We all need a wake up call or a jolt to the system.
We often aren't working at full capacity simply because we have a choice to decide how hard we want to work. Boot camp changes that quickly.
Military motivation isn't what we always use. Of course, we don't have to be so rushed as things can be in the military.
What if you had that drill sergeant next to you every morning screaming at you to not slack?
What Constitutes Morale and Motivation in Military?
Morality is more of a psychological trait of deciding to what is right. Motivation is more of an impulse and character trait we use to take an action.
I had a Sergeant Major I worked with in Europe. She became the first female to take over as the head drill sergeant at the US Army's Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson.
Her nickname? ‘No Slack'. She lived it too.
There was no room for just being good with her. She demanded excellence. You had to be working at full capacity around this woman at all times.
You have to have an enormous amount of determination to make it happen.
The sooner you start, the sooner you are going to amaze yourself. In addition, others around you will notice the changes in your fitness.
Are you slacking or truly putting all the energy you have into being the best runner you can be?
Military motivation will force you to get out of your comfort zone. Here are a few ways.
What is a Military Mindset?
You have the choice to sleep in or get out the door to to get one step closer to your goal.
Military members don't have a choice. They are taught to get up like clockwork. Military mindset is based on goal achievement.
What is the best way to overcome those hard days when you really don't want to run?
Remind yourself of the goals you have set for yourself.
How much more effective would you be?
Be Average, Good or Be Great
Why? You were born to be the latter. Who told you you're not talented or disciplined enough? You have the capacity to take your fitness to the next level.
We live in a soft society here in America. The culture we live in and the people we associate ourselves with dictate our results.
You don't have to fall into peer pressure to do something you don't want to do.
If you have a 15-mile run planned for the morning and you know it is necessary to earn your goal time, then do it.
It is very easy to slack off when no one is there holding you accountable.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRIVATE, MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY
Does the Military Change You Mentally?
You are always in control of your thoughts, not the military. Yes, the military will provide structure. Are you considering joining the military? If so, you will certainly find your structure during boot camp.
When you want to succeed as badly as you want to breathe, then you will be successfulMinister Eric Thomas
It is entirely up to you how far you want to go with your fitness. Are you lukewarm or are you all in?
Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.Ho Chi Minh
Military boot camp is not fun.
What is fun is seeing Soldiers do things that they thought they were not capable of doing.
This is what I took away from my boot camp experience.
I was already an athlete prior to enlisting into the armed forces over seventeen years ago.
In addition to that, I've seen the difference between interested and committed Soldiers. There is a massive difference between the two.
You don't need someone screaming at you for motivation.
The question that needs to be asked is what type of athlete can you become when you commit 100% as if you had no choice and were in boot camp. You could not give yourself the luxury of sleeping in but were up before the sun came up preparing for your race.
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