Have you ever felt like life is hard? Like it can sometimes be a struggle to get up in the morning and do all of the things that you have to do?
Do you ever wake up feeling constantly tired and stressed? Does life just seem too much?
Sure, I get it. You have lots of work to do. Perhaps you have debt. Maybe you’re tired from shopping and maybe you’ve got a stomachache.
Now think about a true warrior.
Think about someone who has a rough night’s sleep, unsure of whether or not they’re going die during the night.
Then they wake up, no time for a shower or a nice breakfast, and they leap straight into action.
They ignore their wounds, they take lives and they see their friends and their brothers in arms shot and killed in front of them.
But no I get it. You’re tired. You had to work until 6pm last night…
What I’m getting at, is that your life isn’t really all that hard. You might think it’s hard and sometimes it might even feel hard.
But there are people out there with much worse lives than you.
There are people out there who live with a crippling illness and don’t two cents to rub together.
And many of them do this with a dignity, a grace and a bravery that puts the rest of us to shame.
The warrior mindset actually has nothing to do with combat.
In fact, the hooligans that start bar fights and think that they’re ‘tough’ for starting fights are about as far from true warriors as it gets.
Ask anyone who has seen real combat if they would want to risk their health and waste their energy on looking for trouble.
This is about knowing what you want and going for it.
It’s about being tough and it’s about not letting little things get you down.
It’s about pushing ahead with what you know is right and it’s about carrying responsibility and hardship on your shoulders with dignity and pride.
It’s about not letting your emotions get the better of you and it’s about not taking the easy answer or the easy route to solve your problems.
The point is that some people manage to stay cool and calm in even the worst situations. Some people constantly forge ahead and do not allow small inconveniences or a lack of creature comforts stand in their way.
And those people put us to shame. Those people make our complaints seem very minor indeed.
Now imagine if you could take that same mindset and apply it to modern life.
• Instead of getting tired or bogged down, instead of being distracted and tempted, you would instead drive forward with an unstoppable, bulletproof mentality.
• Your enemies would quake knowing that there was nothing they could do to stop you.
• Your career obstacles, relationship goals and financial plans would all crumble beneath your will.
• You are extremely efficient, determined and full of pride.
• Self-discipline, determination and self-sufficiency are what will make you strong and will help you get what you want.
• You will become a good parent, good friend and good partner.
• You will be able to live with yourself and earn respect and admiration from others.
• You will be working out your mind, your philosophy and your soul.
• It will make you unstoppable.