In the process of trying all your efforts to get what you want in life, you might end up losing everything if you don't apply the right Skill.
There's a navy seal training known as " Drown proofing " it a situation whereby their hands and feet are tied together then they'll be dumped into a deep pool about 9 feet deep, then what's left for them is to know how to survive for 5 minutes but in the process, the majority of them screamed and panic to be lifted back out to the surface of the pool, some will continue to struggle, but the more the struggle for their life the more they drown underwater and they end up losing consciousness and they are being fished out of the water and rejuvenated, some died in the process of the training.
However, see people survived it because they understand the rule i.e the counterintuitive lessons.
1) The first rule is paradoxical; The more you struggle to be above the water, the more you are likely to sink to the base of the water.
It is apparent for them to be above the water for five minutes with their hands and foot tied up, the trick about drown-proofing is to relax and let your body sink on its own to the base of the pool and your momentum will carry you back to the surface of the pool, then immediately, you grab a quick breath, seem difficult right?
Therefore, you don't need to know how to swim before you'll survive drown-proofing, it does not require swimming at all or either does it require superhuman strength, it is all about surrendering yourself to save your life.
2) The second law is paradoxical too but prominent; you'll be drawn and be unconscious the more you panic because more oxygen will be burned, that means your survival turns your instinct against you, the more drastic you are struggling to live, the more you'll create a chance to die, that's just the trick. The more you're trying to breathe, the more you'll find it hard.
Drown-proofing is a test to know if you'll be able to control yourself emotionally in an outrageous danger, will you be able to take the risk to secure the things of higher value or goals in the face of potential death? The skill is more crucial than your toughness or how smart you might be but it is all about letting go of control when you want it the most, it is an important skill that is obliged to individual, not only for seal training, it is important too when it comes to LIFE, you'll also need to apply the drown-proofing skills in some aspect of life.
Using some curves to explain some realities about life...
The majority of people believe that working twice will produce twice results, the relationship between effort and reward is not one-to-one, the truth is that life does not exist in a linear curve.
A linear relationship is for a repetitive task e.g cleaning the bathroom, driving a car e.t.c all these determine the effort you put into them, if you drive for 1 hour, it will be different from when you drive for 2 hours, I.e the higher the input, the higher the output, but it happens that way because it needs no invention, most activities don't appear under a linear curve because most activities are emotionally tasking, sophisticated and requires adaptation. Most activities are like a diminishing return curve.
In a diminishing return curve, the more you experience something, the less rewarding it becomes or the less interest you'll have for them, taking for instance money.
Money: The difference between $180,000 and $200,000 is enormous, but it's basically a rounding error when returning the tax, your tax payment will be different from someone with $180,000.
Diminishing return are experience that is highly valuable from the start but as time goes on, it diminishes in value the more you do them, maybe you are the type that does visit your mother frequently but as time goes on........( mom I'm sorry, I can't make it this time around). Another one is friendship.
Friendship: Having one friend is okay, likewise having 2 friends is normal but having 10 instead of 9 changes some things in your life basically. There are majority of things in life that operate under diminishing return e.g eating, staying up late at night to complete some task, taking a vacation, just to mention but few, the more you do them, the less value you'll have for them as days go by.
You'll see that they are all good things in life but there are times you'll get tired of them.
Yeah, I'll be stopping here to avoid a lengthy post and my fingers aches...lol 🤣, this is not the end of this article, there's still another curve I'll be writing on in my next post, that will probably be the last part and the most important aspect of the post as well.
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This article of yours is way too relatable of how our life works. Indeed, we become less interested on the things that we repetitively do. I commend you for crafting this article. <3