Across the world in self defense training it’s common to hear hard and fast rules about what NOT to do. “Do not go to the ground.” “Don’t… Read more “Confidence From Training Bad Positions”
What’s the worst that could happen?
It’s a great question.
One that’s under utilized.
When someone says this, it’s often mockingly or facetious.
If faced appropriately, it’s a powerful tool.
“I’m afraid I’m going to lose my job.”
Ok, what’s the worst that can happen?
Answer the question, then create a plan to move forward.
How will you find new work? What resources do you need to secure a new job? How much money do you have saved? How long can you go without work? What people and resources can you tap for support?
“What if I get injured?”
“What if she/he breaks up with me?”
“What if someone breaks into my house?”
“What if my business fails?”
All great questions.
Taking time to answer them removed of emotion is an asset.
What is the worst thing that can happen?
If that happens, what options do I have?
What steps will I take?
Create a plan for the worst case scenarios, and jumping into the abyss feels a lot more fun.
One word completely changes the story.
In this case, one word, can be the difference between life and death.
Mastery often comes from seeing the promise and wonder in the monotony.
Make it a point to schedule time to appreciate the moment, the past, the present.
If we want to create effective humans that can protect themselves, it is best to create atmospheres, teaching methods, and systems that promote practice and repetition.
How often in life, does the fear of the unknown, keep us from recognizing the incredible things right in front of us?
Replace one word of a sentence, and see how it impacts the feeling, meaning, and interpretation of the sentence.
That’s exactly what challenges are. Opportunities.
True strength is being able to sit with those emotions, feel them, and face them.
It’s having the grit to welcome challenges and welcome support.