Leave your tights, weightlifting shoes and iPods at the door. In this camp, your name doesn’t go on the whiteboard. It goes on your plain white T-shirt.
This is SEALFIT’s Kokoro Camp.
In Part 5, the athletes learn about leadership.
“Just having the ability to bring people together toward a common mission is not enough. We want to live by a specific code, and that code embodies certain values,” says SEALFIT founder Mark Divine. “Values such as courage, honor, integrity—these are values that are important to understand your true nature.”
The athletes struggle to stay in the game and complete the camp. They are pushed to the edge by the challenges but find the strength to continue through the help of their peers and encouragement from their instructors.
“Our lives are the sum total of small decisions made either well or poorly. And along this path, we become leaders because we earn the right, we earn the trust, we master ourselves—that’s warrior leadership,” Divine says.
Additional reading: The Mind Game by Steven Shrago, published March 27, 2010.