Nate Boyer talks about the importance of controlling one’s thoughts – while there may be limitations on physical ability, the same cannot be said for the mind.
“You can’t change your muscle fibers, but for whatever reason I don’t know how it works or why, but I’ve experienced this and know it for a fact- you can completely change the way your brain works and your belief in yourself, by putting yourself through pain.”
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Nate graduated high school unsure about his path in life. Looking for a challenge and to make a difference, he made his way to the Darfur region of Sudan to help in the refugee camps. The experience, coupled with his memories of 9/11, inspired him to enlist in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces candidate, and he became one of 11 from his class of 150 to graduate with a Green Beret. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning a Bronze Star for heroism in combat.