The Attributes
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The Attributes

25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance

Rich DivineyRandom House • 2021

The Attributes of a SEAL

by David Meyer

Retired Navy SEAL commander Rich Diviney describes the attributes that make SEALs successful.

When retired Navy SEAL commander Rich Diviney spearheaded SEAL training, he tried to build up each person’s physical, mental and emotional discipline. His team created “Mind Gym,” which helps special operations troops build the strength of mind they need to perform faster, longer and better under stress.

Members of the US Navy SEALs also develop other remarkable skills, but the select force doesn’t choose its candidates for their abilities alone. Rather, it looks for the personal qualities that define character. Diviney, an author with an engaging intellectual bent, discusses the philosophies that drive SEALS and the importance of their courage, adaptability, resilience and other crucial attributes.

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