November 18, 2019
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Motivation – Insight from a Navy SEAL


I think one of the biggest topics of
discussion today is motivation across the board. In fact I get this question all the
time, how do you stay motivated well here’s the deal I’m not motivated all the time I think a
lot of you guys think that because I was a seal or I got a big social media
presence or I run a successful company that I wake up out of bed and I piss
excellence and I’m motivated all the time it’s not like that I see these guys
out there and they’re pitching their motivation and they look really
motivated and it seems like they’re motivated every second of every day 365
days a year I’m not buying it I’m just not buying it
I’m just like everyone else I’m hard on myself I get down on myself I get myself
into ruts I just like myself out I get tired I start wondering is all this shit
that I’m doing even worth it is it even worth the effort you know I get I bitch
a bitch constantly about my bullshit little problems I get to the point where
I want to quit or I want to call it business I wanted to quit it buds I
wanted to quit the agency and you know what there’s gonna be times where I want
to quit again but I don’t quit that’s the difference
you’re gonna run into hurdles that seem like they’re impossible to jump over
you’re gonna run into roadblocks that seem like they’re impossible to get
through you’re gonna get yourself into ruts that feel like they’re impossible
to get out of but you just got to keep going you got to keep going you got to
realize you’re gonna find something that motivates you again it’s what you do in
between those motivational sets where you are motivated that’s gonna set you
apart from everyone else everybody can be super productive and a badass when
they’re motivated it’s what you do when you’re not knowing that you will find it
again you’ll find your motivation again you just got to realize sometimes you
gotta suck it up and you’re gonna have to pay the fucking man every once in a
while there’s no secret recipe my point here is you’re not gonna be motivated
all the time and when you do hit that motivation again write it because that’s
gonna give you the momentum that you need to carry it through the next time
you’re not motivated it comes and comes in ways it comes in waves life’s not all
petting unicorns and shitting rainbows that is usually quite the opposite but
if you dig in keep your head up and put one foot in front of the other and drive
forward every day even when you’re not motivated maybe you will get to pet a
unicorn and you might get to shit a rainbow so keep that in mind
just remember just because you’re not motivated doesn’t mean you can’t reach
your goals you’ll find your motivation again I guaran-fucking-tee it and if you
don’t you can always go to vigilance elite comm order yourself one of these
flannels

Tony wyaad

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Skylar Greene Posted on October 17, 2019 at 2:17 am

    I've been in some dark places recently man. Anxiety, and depression coming out of the Army. Thank you for this, I really need this.
    Edit: Thank you for all the support guys. This is what I miss the most about the military. Thank you

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  2. FishinWithMikee Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Hell yea this is 110% true

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  3. God Blessed America Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Winners never quit and quitters never win. Thank God at the beginning of every day and thank God at the end of every day. We only get one chance. Make the most of it.🇺🇸🙏🏼🇺🇸

    Reply
  4. MathewScott Callejas Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    IDK why this is on my feed, if I wanted insight it wouldn't be from this douchebag. I could care less if he was a Navy SEAL or CIA whatever. who cares. We all deal with stuff in our lives get over it Oregon keep crying about it boo hoo hoo

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  5. Some Dude Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I bet you make your bed EVERY DAY…and my boys wear VIGILANCE ELITE under their pads EVERY practice and game.

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  6. Kimchi Sammich Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    This is the most real dude.

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  7. God Blessed America Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    God bless the men and women that sacrifice their lives for our freedoms every day. Keep them safe.

    Thank you 🙏🏼🇺🇸

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  8. Dave Giddings Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the straight talk. Refocused now on petting a Unicorn and shitting a rainbow.

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  9. Jack Meholf Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I'm a "bag of ass" …but I look damn good in flannel! I'll be going to VE soon.

    Reply
  10. FloppyBeagle 926 Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    You get my dick hard. Fuck i wanna pet a unicorn.

    Reply
  11. Neil Hamilton Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    That is the God honest truth!

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  12. mike blackford Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I needed to hear that. Thanks.

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  13. nuttcrew Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Keeping it real 👍👍.

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  14. Raymond Clark Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Truer words have never been said.

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  15. james heath Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Very well said. I appreciate your counsel. Thank you.

    Reply
  16. hockey playah Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Love your gear, edc and survival videos but feel that this latest content about the psyche and tough times veterans are having after the job is over is invaluable to our men and women coming home. I'm not military, just a dad body suburban guy with a keyboard and mouse clicking around for cool gear suggestions but i'd give up the gear videos for more like these. I give to the charities that I think support our soldiers and hope for the best for all of you – i believe that there are many many like minded people that back you all as well. Stay strong.

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  17. AnonKarma Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Indeed bro. It’s exactly how it works. No comments needed. Reminds my own words from the past. 👊🏻

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  18. Matt & Kim Jones Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you for this brother!!! Nothing like some real truth from the master of the HOOD SLIDE! Keep doing this voodoo that you do so well!! These video help out the rest of us more than you will ever fathom. This box of milk duds is for you sir!!! Thank you!!!!

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  19. Bart Zilla Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Great video!!!! Thanks man!!

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  20. Benjamin Freeman Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    We bring those in the darkness into the light my brother….

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  21. Andrew Gizicki Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I'm motivated now that I bought the flannel

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  22. Shipp Happens Vlogs Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Yesterday was the only easy day! Head forward keep moving!

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  23. Derek 865 Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the words of wisdom!

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  24. Charles Bowman Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Funny about the timing of some things. A friend of mine sent me this quote the other day and it is exactly what you are talking about, "You can't always be motivated, that's why you need to be disciplined."

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  25. Jeremy Lemaster Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Shawn that was what I needed today. It’s you saying things just like they are and not sugar coating it that make you so damn awesome. I’m in a situation where I’m really trying to get my motivation back after dealing with some real shit sandwiches. That really helped man. Thanks for what you do.

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  26. Anas Latique Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    One of the best videos online now! Thank you Shawn!

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  27. Angry Patriot Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Damn man, I thought there was something wrong with me. To hear you say what you just said gave me hope. Thank You, Shawn for your honesty and your service.
    Sincerely, an army vet. 🇺🇸

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  28. John Toughlove Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    It's all about self-discipline. Getting up and doing the shit that needs to be done even when you have absolutely no drive. The reward you get is a feeling of accomplishmen. The satisfaction of a job well done. A weight is lifted as you check one more thing off the endless "to do list." This in return produces motivation (well sometimes). Nothing that's worth having comes easy.

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  29. devious21 Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Long time fan. Liked the message but didn't care for the music. Felt heavy handed and cliche. Made it feel cheesy.

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  30. Jon Teale Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Agree 100%, so thought I'd learnt nothing till the end of the video, Now I know when times get hard and I don't see the light, I'm gonna shop flannel, or maybe create my own design. you the dude!

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  31. Adam Hawk Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Dude please don’t ever stop making videos. You just pissed excellence Mr.Ryan!

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  32. Warrior Wealth Solutions Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    What kind of camera is that brother?

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  33. Knucklehead 1342 Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Same here man, this will help me through my problems. Thanks for the message.

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  34. Patrick Simoneau Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I love this, i like how your videos show everything from a "real" perspective. No sugar coating bullshit just straight talk.

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  35. Pete Johnson Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    All the shit you are doing absolutely matters. Thanks for putting yourself out there. I appreciate your insight and perspective. Wial these are strange days we live in, there are still many Americans who share you ideology and moral compass.

    Reply
  36. Tim Von Eschen Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for being real Shawn.

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  37. Xiaowei Tan Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    well there is a way to stay motivated by having real deep nice sleep. sleep like a dead, no dreams, nothing can wake you up not even thunderstorm, next morning 100% wake up smiling

    Reply
  38. Andrew Cc Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    If you want real purpose, motivation and to feel truly fulfilled open a bible and read the gospel of John and see what Jesus Actually taught and you'll know what true motivation is.

    Reply
  39. The_Drunk_Pipeliner Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    "Order yourself one of these…. flannels"

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  40. chris dwarica Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Hey brother, I’m in that exact place right now! Everyday is a fucking struggle, but I’m working on it n through it as best I can. We must remember it’s ok to ask for help during times like this, it only makes us stronger! Also, rest assured that what YOU are doing does make a difference and that’s one thing you should never doubt!! We need you and your help! Thanks bro and god bless USA 🇺🇸

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  41. Gregory pegory Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    First off thank you for service Sean Ryan.I haven't seen war first hand, but I work in a busy Trauma centre I see bad things all the time! Sean you nailed it! Anyone anywhere can fall into darkness, its a true test of strength getting out! And when you get out remember your'e the man brother and sister! Like you said one foot forward! Thanks agian for sharring!

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  42. B -5160 8 Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    No disrespect, but this is one of the more useless videos uploaded to YT in recent years. Good luck and I have great respect for your latest vids on anxiety.

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  43. Trae Bien Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you for being so honest and real. Truly remarkable, respectable, and highly admired.

    Reply
  44. Martial Artist Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Join the SEALS and then become a YouTuber.

    Reply
  45. Jason Konoski Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you! I needed this reminder!

    Reply
  46. Sean Gallagher Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I really really like that you put this stuff out there! Need more people like you in this world!

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  47. TheRaokenx Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    God bless you Sean

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  48. CAGonRiv Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Only thing I got from this video was…where can I get his hat. And momentum..yeah momentum, p=mv?

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  49. J Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Needed that. Much appreciated

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  50. Stephen Brandel Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    HOOYAH!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  51. Ironhorse41 Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    What lifes not all petting unicorns and shitting rainbows wtf 😉 well said thanks for the reminder cheers from NZ

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  52. Fact Find Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Keeping it real helps people more than you know. Carry on. Please.

    Reply
  53. Alan S Posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Its like ppl ask me how I stopped shooting herion. I went to hell and back every day I still do. That’s life you make choices and they have consequences. You gotta just keep going I can’t stress that enough. I have my bad times but I don’t let them defeat me. The only time I’ll quit is when the big man takes away my air addiction

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  54. daniel corsino Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:19 am

    man i cant sleep. like i need something to knock me out and even then my sleep isnt refreshing, what do yall do when you cant sleep! like im ready to start crunching ambien type need for sleep. navy seal sleep tips, i cant get into those deeper stages of sleep it seems my body just wants to stay on with anxiety, wake up like a hot garbage can. lmao!

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  55. Mike Kidder Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Ever since my wife died I've been trying to get motivated and it has been the single most fucking hardest thing I've ever had to overcome! Glad I found your YouTube channel love your videos hopefully they'll help me get off my fucking ass get my head back in the game!

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  56. Kenneth Jackson Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:25 am

    😎🇺🇸🎶🎶⚡️🔥🎧📱🦅….. very well said sir… that’s a nice flannel…. 💵📨

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  57. thedodubb Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Lol great! Normalize bro

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  58. David Mcguire Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Wow Sean! This was amazing! Thank You! You just motivated the fuck out of me!!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. Creed0514 Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Don’t. Ever. Stop. What. You. Do.

    This shit helps me more than you know. Depression and anxiety seem like the norm when we get out. This shit fucking helps. Semper Fi.

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  60. Michael Shinoda Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I had to fight depression since i was a kid and i suffered bullying. I had a lot of suicidal thoughts during all my life, but the Navy SEAL's and their speeches, and their books, and the TEDx talks, and all of their knowledge that they share through the media motivated me to keep going. Right now i'm 21, and there is one thing that i know more than anything in this life: they were and they are always going to be the ones that guides me through the darkness. They are like my guide book, in the same way that bushido was the code of conduct of a samurai. I really appreciate things like this Shawn. Thank you for taking the time to create videos like this, that motivates guys like me (an average guy from Argentina that is going through college) to keep going. I will always regret not being born in the United States to become a SEAL. Maybe someday, or maybe in another life. Thank you for all of your support, and for taking the time to read this.

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  61. Tyler T Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Love the honesty man. That’s the problem we all face sometimes is living a fantasy world. Sometimes reality sucks! Life is not always good but it doesn’t mean it’s the end! Let’s pick it up and get motivated!! Suck it up and pay the man! Yes sir!

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  62. Savage 17 Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I like your style, and I like SIGs

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  63. Tra Ma Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:31 am

    that's my life every day, bro. well, say … 265 days out of the year. Haven shit rainbows or seen a unicorn, yet…

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  64. Chris Priest Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:33 am

    You can do more then you think, take more then you think 😉 lol um your tougher then you know. Anytime I want to quit my job. I say fuck it. This is my job I'll make everyone else quit b4 me. Or if I ever get soooooo impossibly down and out. I'll just get up and leave.. walk and at some point I'll either decide to go back home or I'll keep walking til I find hope or I'll just starve or freeze to death. Next time you feel like hurting yourself just think about walking instead.

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  65. xLILxMOCOx Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Ight…ima go for a run

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  66. Blaine Edwards Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:48 am

    My new goal in life is to pet a unicorn….bring it.

    Reply
  67. Adam B Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Does Rut help you get out of ruts?

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  68. Adam B Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:54 am

    I needed this today too. Thanks, Boss.

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  69. Devils Den metal works Posted on October 19, 2019 at 2:08 am

    guy you really dont know how close to home you hit..

    Reply
  70. Darrell Collins Posted on October 19, 2019 at 2:31 am

    right on

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  71. Ross Keserich Posted on October 19, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Just. Get. It. Done.

    Reply
  72. Mark Schneider Posted on October 19, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Best video !!!!

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  73. Big Donnie Posted on October 19, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Hello Brother
    I know from your content that your mind is elsewhere. i still needed to share this concern with you.
    I hope i can ask you an unrelated question about gun restrictions in Canada that may be coming based on the upcoming federal elections (or perhaps inevitable…). 
    The list of hunting, semi automatic, pump shot guns, all rimfire 22 rifles, and larger caliber rifles that is 18 pages long is alarming to me based on historical fact of taking the guns away is standard prior to an aggressive event that is usually war or other oppression of sorts. 
    The reason I ask you about this Brother is as much a warning as it is a plea for advice. This type of behaviour is always proven on a test subject Canada in this case) and then moved to another area, one area at a time, such as just south of the Canadian boarder (probably one state at a time over many years). Am I not correct when I say that illegal activity related killings have little or nothing to do with this massive list??? 
    The weapons owners that I know are also some of the finest and passive and peaceful people that I know. 
    Note: The reason the Japanese did not attack the American homeland after the attacking of the American Fleet in Hawaii is because the Japanese commander of the fleet said when questioned "There is a rifle behind every blade of grass and we are not going in there".
    Thanks Brother and take care
    Donnie

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  74. Chris Wagner Posted on October 19, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I'm in a rut… I've lost motivation and I am a mess in all aspects of my life.. I thank you for the humanity you bring to back to us..

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  75. Paul Degennaro Posted on October 19, 2019 at 3:46 am

    We're all human ..with different skill sets . We fuck up , we ride the top of the wave. And we swim . Just live .and take the best shot at life..

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  76. Deaven Henderson Posted on October 19, 2019 at 3:48 am

    That is the best advice on motivation that I've seen YouTube! I tried to tell people all the time to stop relying on motivation to get them going and just do it needs to be done. Good shit!

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  77. A. David Posted on October 19, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Maybe one day you could get David Goggins on the channel. I'm sure even he could use a VE flannel.

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  78. Xplicid Posted on October 19, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Cliche throwaway … “You are your thoughts.”

    Learn to be self aware. Catch yourself thinking negative this and that, and change those thoughts to positive ones – or ignore them. Whatever works… Or don’t, and continue being negative/upset/angry etc.

    It’s your/our own decision to do this; no one else’s.

    That line is what got me off my ass when I discharged and going through a rut. Anyways… I’m no Sean Ryan but I heard if you go to www.vigilanceelite.com you can get some sweet merch etc 😅😆

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  79. Jack Jenkins Posted on October 19, 2019 at 4:54 am

    This video should be compulsory viewing for every human. Thank you for consistently encouraging people to be better. Between your "don't take the opportunity to be a dick" video, the anxiety and mental health videos and this one you have started a change in my life. Don't stop being a total fucking badass dude, you're an inspiration.

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  80. angelocos1 Posted on October 19, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Finally a real one

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  81. Jose O Posted on October 19, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Got to keep going forward, no matter what, we are human, thank you sir, God bless.

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  82. victor argumosa Posted on October 19, 2019 at 6:30 am

    When you feel like shit ?? Put on a vigilance elite flanel . Pet a unicorn! Shit a rainbow ! And kick the day ahead of you in the dick ! …,. Enough siaid .bring me in the podcast. I love your channel…

    – v/r -vic

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  83. Combat Application Of Marksmanship Posted on October 19, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Awesome video, the current motivational traders are really annoying, well said, thank you. .. 🙏🇺🇸🙏❤️🙏

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  84. madmick82 Posted on October 19, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I needed this, Thanks Mate

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  85. Andy Jewell Posted on October 19, 2019 at 10:53 am

    That fuckin music is pretty motivated

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  86. Tholgar Posted on October 19, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Excellent speech. No bullshit.

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  87. John Santos Posted on October 19, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Just like when some of us bought Jordan’s to fly like Mike, I’m buying the Vigilance Elite flannels in hopes rainbows come out of my ass. Right now it’s waterfalls

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  88. L Yost Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    That twin motor in the back would get me motivated. Building bikes man! That’s what’s up!

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  89. Spiorad Kri Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Dem words b true fo life

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  90. OUR Republic- Never Give In Posted on October 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Too many of us Americans are so spoiled, we don't have a hunger for anything. We can use cell phones to order any product and have it delivered tomorrow. We have HVAC temperature controlled homes, electricity, food stores on every block, and an entire population pandering to feelings. Hell, our pets have a bigger food and toy budget then some people in other countries. I can afford premium food. Yet I'm preparing to get up four hours before sunrise, climb a mountain in the snow, and look for elk to fill the freezer. Sometimes I feel like EARNING it. This country needs a year long power outage. Thank you Sean.

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  91. Eric Vlaeminck Posted on October 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Rut isn't motivated all the time?

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