You’ve just been informed that in 3 days time you will be going on a mission to a known ambush site where almost every patrol that goes through gets hit. You are going to walk straight into a fight and you know it. Its time to prepare for combat.
How does one prepare for a fight? Especially one that involves bombs and bullets versus one that is with your fists? While the physical steps to preparing for a firefight might be different then preparing for a fist fight, the mentality is very similar. One can not cloud ones thoughts with all of the worries and stresses of life, family, drama or anything else. Your mind must be crisp, clear, focused, ready to kill. Practice going into this mental state of focused aggression is key. Conducting rehearsals or training in complete focus as if it were 100% real, although it might feel dumb at first acting like everything is real, puts you into that mindset and trains you to focus your aggression and use it as fuel to make everything you do that much more potent. It also turns your movements and reactions into muscle memory, thus giving you an immediate and natural reaction to an unnatural stimulus.
Studying your enemy and planning accordingly is another integral part of this process. All the unnecessary thoughts of life melt away and the only thing you focus on is living for that battle, planned and ready for anything and everything that will get thrown at you, knowing you WILL conquer. This is the mind of a true Warrior. Whether it is on the battlefield in a foreign country or in the octagon, this state of mind will lead you to victory. Do you have what it takes to be a true Warrior?