It’s a marathon, friends, not a sprint.
Training for a life-threatening situation is tough, and getting to the ‘ready point' can feel a bit like masochism after a while. When (and not if) you wake up one morning and ask yourself, “Why the hell am I doing any of this?” you’ll need to draw on that rare, special store of motivation to get through it.
Your Big Why
People that train at my studio are not like other people. We were the kids who poked our fingers where we shouldn’t just to see what would happen. They had lemonade stands and tried to talk their parents into buying allowance money futures or letting them start a hamster breeding outfit in the basement (true story, actually).
But whatever our chosen obsession, it was ours.
Driving so much of the combat mindset effort is a life philosophy that prizes independence, preparedness and survival. Whether you veer more to the nutty scientist archetype or you’re a killer in a normal person’s body, you’re likely motivated by the idea of independently being ready for what life throws at you.
Drawing on the Source
Those who are well in touch with their deepest motivations are those who know how to dig deep and keep going when the shit hits the fan. Their motivation is a source of energy and stamina for them, and temporary glitches and snags are no match for it.
Your Big Why could be:
- To do something that nobody has ever done before
- To help people
- To be self reliant and do it all yourself
- To have prestige, even a little fame
- To defend those you love and exceed people’s expectations in you
- To innovate and build something where there was nothing
- To determine your own fate in life
What’s your Big Why? When you wake up in the morning and you’re consumed with worry or fear or just fed up with everything, what’s the one thing that’ll kick you out of the gloom and get you back on your mission again?
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What You Can Do
The founder of Combat Mindset, Michael Saad, is a straight-forward and easy to follow Results Coach that helps athletes, fighters and tactical operators get mentally and physically stronger.