Ant Middleton revealed how he managed to separate his family life from the past of his military career.
Speaking as guest editor for the June edition of Men’s Health, the SAS star: Who Dares Wins, 39, admitted that he would burn letters from his family in order not to be with loved ones.
The ex-soldier, who showed off his washboard abs in the publication’s accompanying footage, also highlighted his experience of overcoming negativity after suffering a backlash for refusing to accept the coronavirus as a threat.
Unconventional method: Ant Middleton revealed how he managed to separate his family life from the past of his military career for the June edition of Men’s Health
Ant joined the British army at the age of 17 in 1997 before serving in the Royal Marines from 2005 to 2012.
The media personality shared the unconventional method he adopted to stay focused during tense missions.
“When I was in the military and in operation, I did not read any letters from my wife and family. I would burn them, ”said Ant frankly.
“I didn’t need that in my head. I wanted to be totally focused on the work and do my best. And then I could come back to it.
“You approach negativity with positivity,” the 39-year-old Who Dares Wins star also shed light on overcoming negativity after facing a backlash for refusing to accept the coronavirus as a threat.
“I didn’t need that in my head”: the ex-soldier admitted that he would burn letters from his family to deal with their removal (pictured with his wife and four children)
“The best educator is life experience. I am not an intellectual – everything I have learned goes through action. “
The hardman shares Shyla, 12, Gabriel, 11, Prizeis, four, and Bligh, three, with his nearly 14-year-old wife Emilie and an older son from a previous relationship.
Stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, he said, “When I do my job, I work 100%. When I am a husband, I am 100% husband. It allows me to be the best I can be. When I’m away from family, I see it as a short-term sacrifice. “
Last month, Captain Mutiny sparked outrage at announcing that it was refusing to accept COVID-19 as a threat before the introduction of the British foreclosure in the fight against the growing pandemic, which has currently claimed the lives of more than 26,000 people in the UK only.
Happy family: the hardman shares Shyla, 12, Gabriel, 11, Prizeis, four, and Bligh, three, with his nearly 14-year-old wife Emilie, and an older son from a previous relationship (photo)
“The best educator is life experience”: the media personality joined the British army at the age of 17 in 1997 before serving in the Royal Marines from 2005 to 2012.
Controversy: Last month, the captain of Mutiny sparked outrage by announcing that he refused to accept COVID-19 as a threat before the introduction of the British lock
In an Instagram post, the adventurer said, “Am I still traveling the world? Yes. Am I still shaking hands? Yes. Am I still cuddling the fans at the airport? Yes. Am I washing my hands and keeping my hygiene high as always? Yes.
“Has my life changed? No. Will I let a disease, COVID-19, dictate my life? Absolutely not. Go ahead, don’t change, F ** k COVID-19! ‘
The television star has since spoken of combating negative comments, insisting that he approach critics with “positivity”.
He said to the publication: “When an unfavorable situation arises, you cannot counter negativity with negativity. It’s a double negative. It’s simple science. You’ll find yourself very quickly in a way, and it’s over.
“You will end very quickly in one direction, and it is falling”: the television star has since spoken of the fight against negative comments, insisting that he approaches critics with “positivity”
“You have to approach negativity positively, whether it’s a situation or a person. And if you can’t cope with it, you have to cut it out of your life. Because otherwise, it’s just going to swallow you up.
Recognizing his mistakes, Ant explained, “Mistakes happen, and we make them all. What is important, however, is that you are the owner of your mistakes – acknowledge them, instead of running away from them.
Available: Full interview appears in the June issue of Men’s Health, available now
“You have to learn from the mistakes you make in your life. By doing this, you can get out of the situation and exploit it to make yourself a better version of yourself for the future.
“It is important to push your fears. But remember, they are individual for you. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t let anyone or anything else define who you are. “
The tough guy from television expressed his thoughts on mental resilience – the ability to cope with a problem and return to a pre-crisis state.
Commenting on the importance of the method, he said, “Society wants you in a box. We are more closed than ever. We are not free! But we can be. I know what I am and I’m happy. Mental resilience means being satisfied with who you are.
“Risk is growth. Failure is growth. Everyone should continue to test themselves. I tested myself several times, to the point of dying. ”
The full interview appears in the June issue of Men’s Health, available now.
Pack a punch: the heavily tattooed star showed off her washboard abs and toned upper body in the publication’s accompanying images