Alden Mills on Persistence, Fear’s Role in Your Life and Setting Your Own Limits
Updated: Apr 4, 2019
You are capable to have success because of who and what you are.
Today I am joined by an incredible entrepreneur and Navy Seal, Alden Mills, author of Unstoppable Teams. On this episode we talk about, his entrepreneurial journey to the Perfect Push-up’s success, the emotions of selling a business, and life as a Navy Seal.
Three Things We Learned
Fear is a good thing and can keep you sharp. You don’t want it to be a controlling factor, but you want an element of fear that keeps you focused and not arrogant.
Nobody decides your limits but you. Even facing a medical diagnosis that could limit you, you can find your passion and happiness.
Persistence is the single most important thing for success. This lesson is from Alden’s first book, Be Unstoppable.
More About Alden Mills
Alden Mills first started taking control of his life at age twelve—when his doctor told him to learn chess because his childhood asthma would keep him from playing sports.
His mother stepped right in, telling Alden that he should never let someone else decide his future. So Alden’s first personal goal was to push through his asthma. Alden then went on to achieve extraordinary things—in sports, academics, military service, business, and philanthropy.
Alden became a nationally-recognized rower—as a gold medalist in the Olympic Festival, then as Captain of the freshman and varsity teams at the US Naval Academy. Alden became a Navy SEAL—and served as platoon commander no less than three times. Alden became an entrepreneur, leading his first company to $90 million in sales in just three years and becoming an Inc. 500 CEO.
How did he do it all? Through persistence. That’s right, Alden learned that if he could become fully committed to driving change each and every day, he would achieve significantly better outcomes. Alden was particularly persistent about learning from his failures.
Everything eventually comes down to how you build relationships with other people and how you get them all focused to build relationships greater than themselves. Grab Alden Mills’ new book, Unstoppable Teams.