7 KEY HABITS
The United States Navy’s “Sea, Air, and Land” Teams, commonly known as Navy Seals, are the U.S. Navy’s primary special operations force and component of the Naval Special Warfare Command. Among the SEAL’s main function is to conduct small-unit maritime military operations that originate from, and return to, a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. The SEAL’s are trained to operate in all environments (Sea, Air, and Land) for which they are named.-Wikipedia----The 7 key habits of a SEAL are worthy of adapting into one’s spiritual life.Consider and reflect on arenas that need to be strengthened in your walk with Christ and begin to implement some new habits that aid you in arriving where you need to be.1) Be Loyal.Loyalty to the team starts at the top. Loyalty is about leading by example and training others to follow suit. It is about providing support and embracing the goals placed before you.*Be loyal to Christ; be a faithful adherent to His Word. This is the most powerful and provoking thing you can do in leading others to Him.2) Put Others Before Yourself.Get up every day and ask yourself what you will do to add value to your team, such as simply offering your assistance with a project.*Serve others and place the needs of others before yourself.3) Be Reflective.Reflect heavily on weak arenas of your life and assess the mistakes and errors you have made in order to improve yourself and better yourself for others.*Pray that God might utilize your past failures and use them for His glory in the lives of others. Don’t be afraid to admit your shortcomings, errors, and sin. God tends to use them forcefully.4) Be Obsessively Organized.Some of us innately have this ability, often to a fault, and some have to work at it a bit more. I’ve known people who will put something on their get-it-done list and cross it off after completion. Whatever your system is … have one!Complete your goals one by one if you expect to arrive somewhere legitimate.*Goals in the Christian’s life are paramount to fulfilling God’s purposes. Be an “extremist” about accomplishing what He has placed before you and let nothing hinder you.5) Assume You Don’t Know Enough!Because you don’t.Any effective team member understands that their training is never complete and there are always arenas to improve in and learn more about.*You have not “arrived” in your Christian walk. A willingness to assert your need for Christ and for His help are necessities in the Christian walk. We are weak and frail … even in our best state.6) Be Detail Oriented.Attention to detail is one our company’s values. Don’t ask yourself what you are going to do today to be successful; ask how you are going to do it.*The little things in the Christian life matter! Devote yourself to daily habitual practices of Bible reading, prayer, and meditation and don’t quit doing them. Have a plan for each area and regard the details.7) Never Get Comfortable.Always push yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you do this continually with every task you take on, that boundary will continue to widen. This process will ensure that you are continually maximizing your potential which positively impacts your team and challenges others to achieve more along with you.*Get out of your comfort zone and love people outside of your "natural" sphere of friends and associates. Take interest in the lives of others no matter how different they are from you and always assume that you have more to learn from them than they do from you.----Develop good habits and they will develop you.
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