Ah yeah, failure.What’s your advice Jim on picking yourself after a fail. I imagine in training a lot of lads lose heart if they fail something and get back sqauded?
Well you have kind of answered yourself there, it is just about changing the way you think.@jameselliott Just want to say that I find your posts so interesting mate and really does prove the quality that serve under PARA capbadge.
I quit depot in 2016 and it is honestly the biggest regret of my life. For ages I couldn’t even think about it without getting down and I focused way too much on all the things that went wrong in training. I was convinced the screws hated me and convinced myself I was too weak. I guess sometimes our thoughts just take over. 5 years older and I’m ready to brush off and go again with a new positive mental attitude. Any tips on how best to shut up those nagging doubts when they creep in?
Great question mate, because this is complicated, and definitely a skill right?Jim what about how best to listen to an oppo who might be struggling. Is it better to try and find a solution or just listen
Jim. Hard one to put into words but any methods or advice on how to snap out of a low mood once you are in one. Sometimes it’s not possible to prevent it I find
Jim this thread is sparking some very important conversations and promoting healthy thinking drills for all. You need to teach this to recruit intakes mucker
This thread is great and it’s as important as phys. Preparation of the mind is a great idea. I definitely think you can train the mind. There will be dark days in depot where you want to bang your chit in and flounce off but we train hard for a reason. I’m not joking even on PRAC some wobble because they aren’t used to 0530. In Depot hard moments aren’t always what you all think. It’s not always the actual lessons or serials you are on it is when you are alone with your thoughts. I swear down when you are on exercise and you are assaulting a position or if you are cracking on with admin in the block you are so busy you don’t have time to think. But say on a Sunday night, lying in your bed, tired, sore, and dwelling on some negative shit that might of happened earlier and stressing about tomorrow. That’s when you need to remember the vital drills that Jim is teaching us here. When you are alone and your mind starts to wander that’s when you need the discipline to deal with it and refocus