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300 Inspirational Navy Seal Quotes and Sayings (2023)

1. “There aren’t many degrees of separation between any of the 2.4 million men and women who’ve served in Iraq or Afghanistan. We’ve smelled the shitty air in Iraq and felt our lungs burn in the Hindu Kush. We’ve squeezed ourselves into Humvees and Black Hawks and been shot at. We’ve been stuck in slowly moving convoys, more than a little worried about what the next bump in the road will trigger.”


2. “He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.”


3. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. ”


4. “Always meet your commitments. Do more than is expected of you. Do things faster than expected. Achieve better results than expected. Do all of the above with integrity and little fanfare.” – Mark Divine


5. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential. ”


6. “Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realize, so you don’t die a f*cking pussy.”


7. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela


8. “The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one. ”


9. “Be someone special.”


10. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.”


11. “Fear is a force that sharpens your senses. Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can't do anything.”


12. “Confuse them with your silence, amaze them with your actions.”


13. “Don’t ever – ever – ring the bell.”


14. “Service is selflessness--the opposite of the lifestyle that we see so much of in America today. The things that entertain us don't often lift us up, or show us as the people we can rise up to become. The people who appear in this book--and others who did things I can't talk about--are my role models. They quietly live out the idea expressed in the Bible (John 15:13): "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”


15. “Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend. ”


16. “Face adversity head on in your training and you will conquer it smoothly in your fight. ”


17. “Always fight for quality, whether giving or receiving. ”


18. “The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas. ”


19. “To break a Navy Seal, you have to kill us. That’s why we can make it into our training. That’s why we can call ourselves Seals because the only way your gonna break us is to kill us.”


20. “It takes discipline to focus only on high-value targets instead of giving into the temptation of the low hanging fruit life serves up daily.” – Mark Divine


21. “It’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – This quote from a Navy SEAL encapsulates the importance of resilience in facing challenges. Other quotes on resilience include “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” and “I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity.” These quotes inspire readers to stay strong in the face of adversity, maintain a positive attitude, and persevere through tough times.


22. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done. ”


23. “We're trained and trained for a reason: to be better at the craft of war than our enemy, to use our skill to perform the missions, and to accept the risks. As American warriors, it's our obligation to protect the innocent. And that means, sometimes that we're the one who needs to be put on the disadvantaged side of the threat cycle.”


24. “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday. ”


25. “Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance.”


26. “Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you’re f*cking nuts. ”


27. “Pain is acceptable, puking is acceptable, falling is acceptable, crying is acceptable, crawling is acceptable, quitting is not.”


28. “Fear is a force that sharpens your senses. Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can’t do anything.”


29. “Navy Seals say, Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. Train well!”


30. “Extreme ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” – Jocko Willink


31. “Instead of fighting the darkness, you bring in the light. ”


32. “Self-Discipline : The ultimate guide to self-discipline like a US Navy Seal – Gain incredible self-confidence, motivation, and true discipline with techniques used by these elite warriors.” – John Collins


33. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


34. “Cowards never start, the weak never finish and winners never quit.”


35. “I believe God will fight my battles for me. ”


36. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. ”


37. “Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over. ”


38. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse.”


39. “Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming. ”


40. “Leadership is the most potent human elixir known to man.” – This quote from retired Navy SEAL Admiral Eric Olson highlights the critical role of leadership in any organization or team. Other quotes on leadership emphasize the importance of leading by example, taking responsibility, and building trust with others. These quotes inspire readers to develop their leadership skills, whether they are leading a team in the workplace or in their personal lives.


41. “I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. If knocked down, I will get back up every time.”


42. “Hooyah!”


43. “It’s all mind over matter, if I don’t mind, then it doesn’t matter.” – Kory Knowles


44. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson


45. ”Drop!”


46. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. ”


47. “All in, all the time.”


48. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill


49. “Only you can master your mind, which is what it takes to live a bold life filled with accomplishments most people consider beyond their capability. ”


50. Goal Setting


51. “It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you.”


52. “We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other.” – This quote from a Navy SEAL emphasizes the importance of brotherhood and camaraderie in achieving success as a team. Other quotes on brotherhood highlight the value of loyalty, mutual respect, and shared sacrifice in building strong relationships. These quotes inspire readers to cultivate meaningful connections with others, whether in their personal or professional lives.


53. “Expose yourself to your deepest fear after that you are free.” – Jim Morrison


54. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams


55. “Getting through BUD/S and being a SEAL is more about mental toughness than anything else. Being stubborn and refusing to give in is the key to success. Somehow I’d stumbled onto the winning formula.”


56. Have a shared sense of purpose


57. “Seeds burst from the inside out in a self-destructive ritual of new life. ”


58. I am never out of the fight. I believe in this life philosophy so much that I have it tattooed on my arm in Latin. It needs no interpretation


59. “It may or may not, pay to be a winner.”


60. “There are two ways to do something, the right way, and again.”


61. ‘Sahaj’ can calm even the most anxious and restless of beginners


62. “Real champions fight through adversity. ”


63. “Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you. ”


64. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” – Navy SEALs


65. “I work hard and fight easy. ”


66. “Does anybody really think a guy riding a bike toward a firefight wearing a black scarf around his head and carrying a rifle slung on his back is looking for a barbershop quartet rehearsal?”


67. “It pays to be a winner.”


68. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” – This quote from Navy SEAL Richard Marcinko highlights the importance of humility and hard work in achieving success. Other quotes on humility emphasize the value of learning from mistakes, being open to feedback, and maintaining a humble attitude even in the face of success. These quotes inspire readers to stay grounded, seek out feedback and growth opportunities, and never become complacent.


69. No plan survives first contact with the enemy


70. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Anonymous


71. “Never let people who choose the path of least resistance steer you away from your chosen path of most resistance. ”


72. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James


73. “You’re not here to survive this, you’re here to take charge of it.”


74. “Americans should never forget that the founders of this country, like all who have served her in uniform, were willing to die defending everything its flag represents. It's so easy to get lost in the controversies that divide us. But I believe, no matter what our race, religion, or beliefs may be, that Americans should be able to come together to keep our country rooted in what made it great: a land of opportunity, a place where people can make something of themselves, limited only by their imaginations and willingness to work hard; a country where we can all come together, whatever our differences, for the greater good; a country of hands up, not handouts, where we try to live by the meaning of the words "Love thy neighbor," and put as much effort into helping others as we do helping ourselves. By doing those things, we can continue to live up to the idea of "One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


75. “The idea...that our professional military men and women train for years without knowing whether they will ever have to actually carry out their missions to the fullest extent of their abilities is the very heart of what service is all about. Heroes aren't designated in advance. Everyone must always be ready to execute.


76. “Pain, lots of pain and teammates push each other as hard and far as it takes to make it. We did not think, we just did. When someone drops out on a boat team, the rest have to carry the extra weight.” – Larry Burchett


77. “Our duty is to serve the mission, and if we're not doing that, then we have no right to call what we do service.”


78. “A warrior is a guy that goes, I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day. It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible. ”


79. “We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse. ”


80. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – Mark Divine


81. “Be more than motivated, be more than driven, become literally obsessed to the point where people think you’re f*cking nuts.”


82. “The worse things get, the more you know you can count on men like that to always have your back. If you really want to know if someone is a true friend, get yourself into a tight spot with him or her, everyone has plenty of friends when things are good, but friendship is forged in moments of chaos.”


83. “If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion. ”


84. “The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win. ”


85. “How he learned to distinguish fear from the impostor, being afraid. Fear is a force that sharpens your senses. Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can't do anything.”


86. “Don’t run to your death.”


87. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – This quote from Henry Ford captures the importance of mindset in achieving success. Other quotes on mindset from Navy SEALs emphasize the value of positivity, self-belief, and visualization in achieving one’s goals. These quotes inspire readers to cultivate a positive mindset and to believe in themselves, even when facing difficult challenges.


88. “You have to use your fear to keep from that deadly state of being afraid.”


89. “We cannot win wars alone. We need each other.” – David Goggins


90. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – This quote from Nelson Mandela encapsulates the true meaning of courage. Other quotes on courage from Navy SEALs emphasize the importance of facing fear head-on and taking calculated risks in pursuit of one’s goals. These quotes inspire readers to be brave, to take risks, and to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.


91. “If you choose to do something, attack it.”


92. “If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear. ”


93. “The only easy day was yesterday.” – This quote from a Navy SEAL appears again in this section, highlighting the importance of mental toughness. Other quotes include “Pain is weakness leaving the body” and “The only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves.” These quotes inspire readers to develop mental toughness and push themselves to their limits, whether it’s in sports, work, or personal pursuits.


94. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


95. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett


96. “Move, shoot, communicate.”


97. “The first rule of fight club is, you don’t talk about fight club. ”


98. “The only thing that got me through was my classmates. They were pulling me while I was pulling them. No one gets through training alone, no one!” – John Roat


99. “Stress is a bag of bricks you pick up in the morning. You can choose to let it weigh you down, or you can just not pick it up.” – Robert O’Neil


100. “Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today. ”


101. In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my team and accomplish the mission. In the Teams, we expect leadership at all levels. We operate with agility in a decentralized command model. Everyone is expected to both lead and be led. The most successful organizations today are adopting a similar model – doing away with old hierarchies and replacing them with networks and ecosystems of truly empowered teams. Which in turn improves engagement and retention


102. “Leadership is the ability to make others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg


103. “You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period. ”


104. “Here in Iraq...we found a country of good people looking after their kids, starting schools, improving their prospects in spite of terrible obstacles.”


105. “Be somebody nobody thought you could be.”


106. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”


107. “Nothing I can’t do. I am a UDT Navy Seal diver.”


108. “You don’t have to like it, you just have to do it.”


109. I will never quit


110. “I think that’s one of the primary things that keep people going in tough times, or in combat; their friends and family depend on them. Training weeds out the self-serving, selfish individuals, and keeps the team players who we can count on to be there when we need each other.” – Daniel Olson


111. Self-Talk – What are you telling yourself?


112. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone.”


113. “There’s a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight. ”


114. “Stay low, go fast. Kill first, die last. One shot, one kill. No luck, all skill.”


115. “There comes a time when you have to drop your burdens in order to fight for yourself and your dreams. ”


116. “I’m not gifted. I’m not stronger than everybody else. I’m not stronger. I just have the ability to stick to a plan and not quit.” – Jonny Kim


117. “The human body can withstand and accomplish anything. It’s the mind that needs convincing.” – David Goggins


118. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”


119. "I persevere and thrive in adversity. One of my favorite quotes is by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and says, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. ” This quote carried me through SEAL Hell Week. When organizations can ingrain resilience into their culture, they too will thrive in adversity and crush the competition"


120. “Put your mind in neutral and your a** in gear.” – John Parrish


121. “Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once.


122. “To find us, you must be good. To catch us, you must be fast. To beat us, you must be kidding.”


123. “As one of my more famous teammates is known to say, “Can’t Quit, Not Dead!” That is the kind of motivation you need to get through training!” – Roger Guerra


124. “Overconfidence was risky in such a hostile environment, a mistake most often made by warriors who had never truly been tested.” – Jocko Willink


125. “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. It’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” – David Goggins


126. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb


127. “You have to build calluses on your brain just like how you build calluses on your hands. Callus your mind through pain and suffering. ”


128. “Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realize, so you don’t die a f*cking pussy. ”


129. “The only easy day was yesterday.”


130. “Ernest Hemingway once wrote that “There is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter.” Let”


131. “The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized”


132. “In death as in life, we stand together, always a family, always a team. The brotherhood never dies.”


133. “Learn to be difficult when it counts. In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time. ”


134. “To break a Navy Seal, you have to kill us. That’s why we can make it into our training. That’s why we can call ourselves Seals because the only way your gonna break us is to kill us.” – Marcus Luttrell


135. “If you want to lead, you have to be willing to go further than anybody else.” – David Goggins


136. If knocked down, I will get back up. Every time


137. “If you work together as a team and put out as hard as you can for a short period of time, you’ll get to rest while everyone else pays for not working so hard.”


138. “I thought Ryan was dead. Actually, he was still alive, if just barely. The docs worked like hell to save him. Ryan would eventually be medevac’d out of Iraq. His wounds were severe—he’d never see again, not only out of the eye that had been hit but the other as well. It was a miracle that he lived. But at that moment at base, I was sure he was dead. I knew it in my stomach, in my heart, in every part of me. I’d put him in the spot where he got hit. It was my fault he’d been shot.”


139. “Mental toughness is a lifestyle. ”


140. “The only easy day was yesterday.” – Navy SEALs are renowned for their discipline and work ethic, and this quote captures that ethos perfectly. Other quotes on discipline include “Discipline equals freedom” and “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” These quotes inspire readers to cultivate a strong sense of discipline in their lives, whether it’s through fitness, work, or personal relationships.


141. “if there really is no way you can win, you never say it out loud. You assess why, change strategy, adjust tactics, and keep fighting and pushing till either you’ve gotten a better outcome or you’ve died. Either way, you never quit when your country needs you to succeed. As Team 5 was shutting down the workup and loading up its gear, our task unit’s leadership flew to Ramadi to do what we call a predeployment site survey. Lieutenant Commander Thomas went, and so did both of our platoon officers in charge. It was quite an adventure. They were shot at every day. They were hit by IEDs. When they came home, Lieutenant Commander Thomas got us together in the briefing room and laid out the details. The general reaction from the team was, “Get ready, kids. This is gonna be one hell of a ride.” I remember sitting around the team room talking about it. Morgan had a big smile on his face. Elliott Miller, too, all 240 pounds of him, looked happy. Even Mr. Fantastic seemed at peace and relaxed, in that sober, senior chief way. We turned over in our minds the hard realities of the city. Only a couple weeks from now we would be calling Ramadi home. For six or seven months we’d be living in a hornet’s nest, picking up where Team 3 had left off. It was time for us to roll. In late September, Al Qaeda’s barbaric way of dealing with the local population was stirring some of Iraq’s Sunni tribal leaders to come over to our side. (Stuff like punishing cigarette smokers by cutting off their fingers—can you blame locals for wanting those crazies gone?) Standing up for their own people posed a serious risk, but it was easier to justify when you had five thousand American military personnel backing you up. That’ll boost your courage, for sure. We were putting that vise grip on that city, infiltrating it, and setting up shop, block by block, house by house, inch by inch. On September 29, a Team 3 platoon set out on foot from a combat outpost named Eagle’s Nest on the final operation of their six-month deployment. Located in the dangerous Ma’laab district, it wasn’t much more than a perimeter of concrete walls and concertina wire bundling up a block of residential homes. COP Eagle’s”


142. “Truly – my mind never told me to give up though my body was beaten down.” – Stew Smith


143. “Be Someone Special. ”


144. “Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up.” – Mark Divine


145. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. ”


146. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams


147. My character and honor are steadfast


148. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence. ”


149. “I’m a hard bodied, hairy chested, rooting-tooting shooting, parachuting, demolition double-cap crimping frogman.”


150. “Discipline is the root of all good qualities.” – Jocko Willink


151. “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn.”


152. “The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of someone else.” – Unknown


153. “We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones […] Because its the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole f*cking forest down. ”


154. “They could beat you, run you, make you endure untold cold and pain, and kill you. But they could never make you quit.” – Walter Diaczenko


155. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews


156. I will not fail


157. “Hit The Surf. ”


158. You can’t polish a turd


159. Get comfortable being uncomfortable


160. “When you think you’re done, you are into 40% of what your body is capable of doing.” – David Goggins


161. “I am a warrior not because I always win but because I will always fight.”


162. Mental Rehearsal (Visualization) – Doing the same thing every day, getting into a routine is key to this exercise


163. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.”


164. “When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your total potential.” – David Goggins


165. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without realizing your true potential.” – David Goggins


166. “I think the key to making it all the way is to keep a positive attitude at all times. Never have a negative thought, end of story. Once a negative thought gets into your head, you’re done. Because one negative thought leads to another and then it’s a slippery slope to quitting.” – Walter Diaczenko


167. “The only easy day was yesterday.” – Navy SEALs


168. “It's common to think of people in the military as conformists. But that's far from the truth in our community. Some pretty capable and colorful types join the SEAL teams, looking for bigger challenges than their high-flying careers or other interesting backgrounds can offer. Whether doctors, lawyers, longshoreman, college dropout, engineer or NCAA Division I superathlete, they were more than just good special operators. They were a cohesive team whose strength came from their widely diverse talents, educational backgrounds, upbringings, perspectives, and capabilities. They're all-American and patriotic, with a combination of practical intelligence and willpower that you don't want to get crossways with. Streetwise, innovative, adaptable, and often highly intellectual--these are all words that apply to the community. And the majority are so nice that it can be hard to envision their capacity for violent mayhem. BUD/S filters out four of five aspirants, leaving behind only the hardest and most determined--the best. I was so proud and humbled to be part of the brotherhood.”


169. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


170. Don't run to your death


171. “Seeds burst from the inside out in a self-destructive ritual of new life.”


172. “If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is. ”


173. “I can't tell you how much the sight of the flag means to me, or the heritage of the military men who came before me. It's about this country and it's people.”


174. “Stress is a bag of bricks you pick up in the morning. You can choose to let it weigh you down, or you can just not pick it up.”


175. “There’s no room for softness… not in Sparta.” – Quote by Dilios Essential T-Shirt


176. “We would bump out five hundred yards, six or eight hundred yards, going deep into Injun territory to look and wait for the bad guys. We’d set up on overwatch ahead of one of his patrols. As soon as his people showed up, they’d draw all sorts of insurgents toward them. We’d take them down. The guys would turn and try and fire on us; we’d pick them off. We were protectors, bait, and slayers.”


177. “Navy Seals, and you thought sharks were the deadliest predators in the ocean.”


178. Embrace the pain. This one is my favorite. This is the ONLY mindset that gets you through SEAL training. Those that maintained a positive mental attitude through the worst parts of training, were the ones standing tall at graduation. We face more challenges in business than we ever have before. And as my friend Quinn (Deputy CEO of Optos) says, “Organizational change is pain plus a plan. ”


179. “Don’t be afraid of the circuses.”


180. “Your mind is the epicenter of sustained personal growth. Strengthen it in silence.” – Mark Divine


181. “I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity.” – This quote from a Navy SEAL highlights the importance of perseverance in achieving success. Other quotes on perseverance emphasize the need to stay focused on one’s goals, to overcome obstacles, and to never give up in the face of adversity. These quotes inspire readers to stay persistent in their pursuits and to push through difficult times with determination.


182. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve


183. “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” – James Lane Allen


184. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone. ”


185. “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” – David Goggins


186. “I’ve always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there’s only a slightest chance. ”


187. “Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.”


188. “Pays To Be A Winner. ”


189. “Have a shared sense of purpose.”


190. “Pain is temporary, but quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong


191. “The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.”


192. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”


193. “The greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 28. “You have to be willing to suffer, to sacrifice, to work harder than anyone else.” – David Goggins


194. “All your excuses are lies.” – Jocko Willink


195. “I’m willing to give up everything I have for everything I want.” – Unknown


196. “Nothing lasts forever.”


197. “The only limitations that we have are the ones we put on ourselves.” – David Goggins


198. “Don’t back down from the sharks.”


199. “Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink


200. “You have to build calluses on your brain just like how you build calluses on your hands. Callus your mind through pain and suffering.”


201. “You don’t get people to follow you by demanding it with your words. You do it by commanding it with your example.”


202. “In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Everyone of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-a**, hard-charging mothers.” – Chris Kyle


203. “If you spend time around people who are weak or always feel sorry for themselves, it’s bound to rub off on you.”


204. “Pain is good, extreme pain is extremely good.”


205. “I have found that the best way to get through tough times is to surround myself with positive people. If you spend time around people who are weak of always feel sorry for themselves, it's bound to rub off on you. Always look forward, never back.”


206. “Mental toughness is doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done.” – David Goggins


207. All in, all the time


208. Upload any design you want and rock it. Show off yo …


209. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins


210. It pays to be a winner. During SEAL training, the class is broken into boat crews – seven-man teams. We often compete against the other crews which encourages leadership, teamwork and accountability. The instructors would shout, “It pays to be a winner gentlemen!” Winning boat crews would sometimes be allowed to sit out during the following evolution to get some rest. When leaders make engagement and accountability and cultural priority, winning results are sure to follow


211. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. ”


212. The only easy day was yesterday


213. “It's people who focus on the positive that will come out on top.”


214. “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.”


215. Uncompromising integrity is my standard. Integrity and trust have a direct and measurable impact on productivity and profitability. And like anything else, it starts at the top. But regardless of rank, title or tenure, this is a lead by example model and must happen on and off the battlefield. Organizations with high levels of integrity experience better employee and customer retention – which of course positively impacts the bottom line!


216. The only easy day was yesterday. There really are not truly “easy” days for individuals and organizations seeking an existence of excellence. Excellence can be defined as the constant pursuit of perfection – something that is impossible to achieve. Our lives and careers are full of challenges. We simply have to face those challenges head on, controlling what we can and ignoring what we can’t


217. We demand discipline. We expect innovation. Organizations today are faced with almost constant change, forcing them to attempt to grow faster with fewer resources and face challenges they have never experienced – hence the need for creativity and innovation. The “this is the way we’ve always done it” mindset no longer applies. Unless of course you’re a fifty-year-old BBQ joint in Nashville – then you should never change! Leading change successfully requires discipline and innovation. Focus and follow-through are critical


218. “I had made up my mind that I was not going to quit – no matter what. Hell week’s intense discomfort & exhaustion was something to be endured – minute by minute. We never knew what was coming next. The trick was to just get through whatever was happening.” – John Gulick


219. “This thing is not going to last forever, and the flaming ferris wheel will continue to spin without you.”


220. “Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. ”


221. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.”


222. “Sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head first.”


223. “There comes a point in time somewhere in BUD/S where everyone has that moment when they say “I’ve had enough.” And that’s when you rely on your teammates to give you that extra push to get you over that moment.” – Ben Lichtenberg


224. “The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to the country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.” – Albert F. Pratt


225. “You’ve only got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got


226. “If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck. ”


227. “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.” – Shane Patton


228. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ”


229. “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden


230. “If you are going to try, go all the way or don’t even start. If you follow it you will be alive with the gods. It is the only good fight there is. ”


231. “On your backs, on your bellies, on your backs, on your bellies, feet!”


232. “I didn’t know if I could finish the run, but I knew I could take one more step. I did it. And then I took another, and another, and another. A couple of hours later the sun came up as we finished the run. I had made it.” – Al Horner


233. “Navy Seals are full of physical toughness, mental toughness, moral toughness, determination, teamwork, brotherhood and humility.”


234. “How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?”


235. “You don’t ever let quitting enter your mind as it is a sickness that will weaken you. Never quit, never consider it!” – Ron Seiple


236. “No matter what, they can’t kill me, that’s against the rules. Others have run this same route and they lived. I will not quit! No matter what, you can’t make me ring that bell. If my classmates can do this, I can! Just finish this evolution, the next one is easier. Quit, how do you spell that? The reward for this is a weekend of sleep.” – Patrick Park


237. “Calm is contagious.” – Rorke Denver


238. “Don’t focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn. ”


239. “To win any battle, you must fight as if you are already dead. ”


240. “No man left behind.” – Navy SEALs


241. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”


242. “The only easy day was yesterday.” – This quote from a Navy SEAL appears once again, this time in the context of sacrifice. Other quotes on sacrifice emphasize the importance of putting the needs of the team or the mission above one’s own needs, and the value of giving one’s all in pursuit of a goal. These quotes inspire readers to make sacrifices in their own lives for a greater cause, whether it’s in their personal relationships or their professional endeavors.


243. “Push ’em out.”


244. “Wake up and find your mission.”


245. “The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end.” – Navy SEALs


246. “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it. ”


247. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi


248. “Only you can master your mind, which is what it takes to live a bold life filled with accomplishments most people consider beyond their capability.”


249. “Always be yourself unless you can be a Navy Seal, then always be a Navy Seal.”


250. “There’s a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight.” – Marcus Luttrell


251. “You have to have drive and commitment - as well as an honest sense of what is and isn't possible.”


252. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. You learn on day one of training to get comfortable being uncomfortable. When individuals and teams push the boundaries of their comfort zone on a regular basis, the wider that area becomes. And in my experience, it’s outside the comfort zone where the magic really happens. When you practice this philosophy with discipline, things that used to be seemingly impossible can become part of your everyday life


253. “Greatness pulls mediocrity into the mud. Get out there and get after it.”


254. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi


255. “We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones […] Because its the small sparks, which start small fires, that eventually build enough heat to burn the whole f*cking forest down.”


256. “We've trained and trained for a reason: to be better at the craft of war than our enemy, to use our skill to perform the mission, and to accept the risks. As American warriors, it's our obligation to protect the innocent. And that means, sometimes, that we're the ones who need to be put on the disadvantaged side of the threat cycle.”


257. “Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.” – This quote from a Navy SEAL highlights the critical importance of training in preparing for high-pressure situations. Other quotes on training emphasize the value of hard work, dedication, and attention to detail in achieving success. These quotes inspire readers to prioritize their training, whether it’s in the gym, in the workplace, or in their personal pursuits.


258. “If you want to be successful, you must be willing to sacrifice your comfort zone, your social life, and your sleep.” – Unknown


259. We train for war and fight to win


260. “A warrior is a guy that goes, ‘Im here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow and the next day.’ It’s a person who puts no limit on what’s possible.”


261. Don’t run to your death


262. “Make up your mind to do it. Proceed one step, one hour, one evolution at a time. Help your teammates whenever you can. Keep going.” – Denny Johnson


263. “No plan survives first contact with the enemy.”


264. “The secret of change consists in concentrating one’s energy to create the new, and not to fight against the old. ”


265. All rights reserved


266. “I think hell week is a time when a guy develops an ”I will never give up” attitude. As you know, this mentality that is developed in training will stick with a Seal throughout his life.” – Bill Bruhmuller


267. “We all have our crosses to bear. We carry them heavily, out of love for our brothers in arms. But sometimes you have to let go of the idea that anyone down here is in control.”


268. “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”


269. “If you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything.”


270. “If you choose to do something, attack it. ”


271. “Start singing when you are up to your neck in mud.”


272. “Two is one, one is none.”


273. “I have to face the final battle by myself, maybe lonely, maybe desolate, maybe against formidable odds. But I was not giving up.” – Marcus Luttrell


274. “Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?”


275. “Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color. ”


276. “To have a uncommon life, one needs to learn uncommon disciplines.” – Mark Divine


277. “You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period.”


278. “In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and protect their way of life.


279. “Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight. ”


280. “From the time you take your first breath, you become eligible to die. You also become eligible to find your greatness and become the one warrior”


281. “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.”


282. “If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference. ”


283. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. —G. K. CHESTERTON”


284. “If You Ain’t Cheating, You Ain’t Trying. ”


285. “Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body. ”


286. “The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design. ”


287. “You must be your very best in the darkest moments.”


288. “We are rebels for a cause, poets with a dream, and we won’t let this world die without a fight. ”


289. “He who fights, can lose. He who doesn’t fight, has already lost. ”


290. Move, Shoot, Communicate


291. Arousal Control – Box Breathing


292. “It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you. ”


293. “If you’re willing to suffer, and I mean suffer, your brain and body once connected together, can do anything. ”


294. “Say Goodnight To The Sun. ”


295. “The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.”


296. “Mental toughness is a lifestyle.”


297. “Looking good, feeling good, oughta be in Hollywood.”


298. “As I watched them coming from the post, I spotted an insurgent moving in behind them.


299. “You’ve got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.”


300. “Anyone want to quit?”


301. “Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. ”


302. “Darkness is merely the absence of light, and fear is merely the absence of love. If we want to be rid of fear, we cannot fight it but must replace it with love. ”


303. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.”


304. “The More You Sweat In Training, The Less You Bleed In Combat. ”


305. “Lions mustn’t concern themselves with the opinions of lambs.”


306. “It's easy after a disaster to dwell on the experience, to spend too much time with your mind stuck on it, and to let it defeat you.”


307. “Brawn without brains is powerless”


308. “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand to do violence on their behalf.”


309. “Box breathing is a Navy Seal technique used to calm down and reduce stress. Breathe in for four seconds, hold it in for four seconds, exhale for four seconds, and hold your lungs empty for four seconds.”


310. “When he reenlisted anyway, I thought, Okay. Now I know. Being a SEAL is more important to him than being a father or a husband.”


311. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – This quote from legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson perfectly captures the importance of teamwork. Other quotes from Navy SEALs emphasize the value of trust, communication, and cooperation in achieving success. These quotes inspire readers to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and support each other in their personal and professional lives.

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