8 Military-Tested Tricks to Conquer Your Greatest Fears

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    U.S. American politician, 32nd president of the United States (1882−1945)

By: Joe Oliveto

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an ignoramus.

I should probably explain that. Sure, he was a stellar president, but he also said some pretty stupid things. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself?” Please. Didn’t he ever see a grizzly bear in person? No, I guess that was his cousin, Theodore.

But when you’re an elite soldier, you actually have to live up to that quote. Navy SEALs, Marines, and Special Forces face life-threatening danger on a regular basis, and if they got hung up on the fear, they’d never get through their day. And while most of us will never go through what they experience, there’s no reason why we can’t apply their fear-crushing tactics to our own lives.

More from Supercompressor:

31 Things the Internet Can Teach You for Free

30 Things You Should Know How to Do by Age 30

16 Things You’re Doing Wrong On Every Job Interview

17 Ways to Turbocharge Your Morning Routine

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting