One Goal

unageekcolorAsk anyone who has fought in a war and they’ll confirm that in the heat of battle, they have no time for ‘three wishes’. They understand that every move is death related; cuteness does not apply. Usually, the soldier maintains one focus.

In my experience, I’ve discovered that in the midst of massive contention, it helps to have one goal. Not five, not three, but one single strong focus.

Why?

In combat, energy is a scarce resource. You want to conserve your energy as much as possible. Running out of steam quickly or having your focus all over the place could prove dangerous.

Your eyes on one major goal also acts as the force that begins to pull you out of the mess and keeps you motivated. For the soldier in the trenches, it could be the goal of seeing his beautiful wife and kids again or a promise to a loved one.  It’s something beyond the conflict that fuels your every move.

In your war, do you have that one goal that makes the difference?  What fuels your soul in the heat of battle?

Intel

Sweetgum Seed CapsuleTechnology has made warfare more sophisticated. Now, a nation at war is able to gather information on the enemy while thousands of miles away in order to determine strike targets. War is not blindly engaged. Intelligence is a vital part of war strategy.

For you, it’s no different. Do you have good intelligence or are you fighting blindly?

When you’ve recognized your fight and declared war, gathering relevant knowledge is the next step. Based on this, you’re able to plot a solid strategy.

So the cancer patient reads up all she needs to know on her ailment. What kind of cancer and its stages? Can it be cured? What are the options? How can the process be managed? Also, doctors are interviewed extensively…all aimed at being fully aware and mentally prepared for what’s ahead.

This is the stage where you come to terms with the brutal reality of what you’re dealing with. Denial won’t help. Burying your head in the sand won’t make the ‘hunter’ disappear.

Granted, you may break down a few times in the process, but it’s far better than staying in the dark.

The Art of War

Carved Lion HeadBelieve it or not, the announcement of Britain’s entrance into World War 1 met with celebrations in the streets. Considering the circumstances, war was inevitable and the nation had to respond. Likewise, beyond life’s usual challenges, there are times for war

You’re at war when you’re faced with life-altering trouble and its either you fight or die. It could be anything from ailment to crippling debt or damaged reputation; massive conflict! These are unusual challenges that come to take us out or put us in a prolonged state of misery.

It’s important to recognize your war because behavior at such times is different from peace time. Are you currently at war? If you are, what are you going to do about it?

War is declared!

When confronted by an issue that’s a massive threat to your peace and you’ve decided to fight, I suggest you declare it. This means taking a strong mental position. Your mind is poised for a good fight. In this case, you consciously draw the line in the sand and…it’s on!