Sunday, April 21, 2013


At my job, we think about and train our mindset fairly regularly. A proper mindset will help you survive and win violent encounters. But we often overlook how we can have a proper mindset to survive and win when the fists and bullets are not flying.

So, I have been giving some thought and study to that particular issue, because I have seen more crash and burn from the latter than the former.

Maybe I will share some of what I have learned with you.

Ok, here is one thing:

Ever seen anyone make knee jerk emotional decisions as they react to the things that others do? Ever do it yourself?

Too often, we react rather than respond. To react is to make thoughtless decisions based on how we feel. To respond is to make thoughtful decisions to do what is best in spite of what others do and the emotions they are trying to heap upon us.

An emotional reaction will often cause more problems for you both now and later. A thoughtful and reasonable response shows foresight and takes a little bit of wisdom, but pays off in spades down the road.

There. That will help you greatly down the path to applying your warrior mindset to non violent encounters.

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