Do I have to be a superman to go through this course?
Question: I have tried everything on how to have great self esteem/self confidence. I need help but this seems dramatic. Do I have to be a superman to go through this course?
Answer: 1. It is dramatic, but as far as SEALs, self esteem and self confidence are at the top of the list of requirements to becoming one and we strive in our training to improve all the traits that people sometimes lack. Teamwork and leadership are others as well as overcoming fear. All these are instilled on you here and everyone benefits from undergoing this extreme test.
2. Superman? No. But, you should be in decent shape. In SEAL Team we believe in "Your only as fast as your slowest man." This means that in each SEAL Platoon we have a faster runner than everyone else and a slower runner than everyone else. Same with swimming or anything else we do. Strengths and weaknesses, and all these make a SEAL Platoon.
In our training well have the same thing as in faster and slower, stronger and weaker. It doesnt matter as the faster and stronger ones get faster and stronger while the slower and weaker ones get faster and stronger also. It all works out.