Yourself as the Hardest Obstacle: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Stevenson says the biggest obstacle in Basic Combat Training is one's self.

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My name is Private James Stevenson, I'm from Cedar Hill, Tennessee and I'll be answering a question from Jennika from Houston, Texas. Her question is; "What's the hardest obstacle in basic training and does overcoming it make you a completely different person when you graduate?"

The hardest obstacle in basic training is usually yourself, throughout all the training—from physical training to learning how to shoot your weapon correctly. As long as you keep confidence and believe in yourself then you can do anything that they give you to do here. They're not going to give you anything that will harm you. Anyway, and as far as when I graduate I feel a lot more confident in my abilities and "can't" is not a part of my vocabulary anymore.