Mindset is a crucial and often overlooked element in your personal safety. It’s a topic we focus on a lot in RWC training. You can have a high skill level but without the right mindset for
I’ve seen more than one fellow bouncer get ‘owned’ by somebody because they had a weak mindset. I’m talking about guys who are over 6 foot tall and had extensive martial arts or ‘
Now there’s a lot to be said for learning to take a punch in your training, but even boxers, kickboxers and mma fighters can fall apart when overwhelmed… if they haven’t adopted a strong mindset. Mind you, a combat sports athlete usually has months to prepare for a fight.
Real world violence almost always happens when you least expect it. That’s how predatorial
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You should absolutely have a plan but things almost never go according to plan; whether it’s your career, business, marriage, and especially in a
What are you going to do when things go
How can you be prepared to act when things go
One important aspect is developing multiple skill sets applicable to various scenarios that may arise. For personal safety and dealing with
In our more advanced RWC levels, you learn unarmed
The other aspect, which is most often overlooked, you need to prepare your mindset for the unexpected. Real world violence is messy, brutal and dirty. It is chaos! It doesn’t look pretty and things almost always go ‘wrong.’ How do you prepare for this? – you build resilience into your character; the ability to adapt and overcome in any scenario. For some, it can be a lot easier said than done to accomplish this.
Depending on your upbringing and life experiences, you may already have a good degree of general resilience. The exciting news is, even if you currently see yourself with low resilience – with the right approach, anybody can develop a strong mindset. I spend a good amount of time on this in our RWC curriculumn.
Set The Right Framework For Your Mind To Succeed.
Although it may require more direct effort for you to develop a strong mindset for
And make sure you are training smart
See that? I didn’t say, “train hard.” Although it goes without saying that you still need to train hard. The point is, practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. So make sure you are practicing skills that are based on how
An extended version of my opening statement is, “I don’t know how I’m going to win, I just know I’m not going to lose.” I was not the originator of this extended version (no idea who was) but it does add depth to my long-held mindset of “I’M NOT GOING TO LOSE.”
Now, go find yourself a mirror – Look into it and tell yourself, “I’M NOT GOING TO LOSE.” Keep telling yourself that, until you believe it.
Let’s refuse to lose, even when we have no idea how we’re going to win.
Have an awesome day!