While the news might lead you to think differently, the reality is that we live in a time with the most peace ever around the world. There are fewer wars than there have been at any other time during history and most of us here in the West have shelter, food and no reason to fear for our lives when we walk down the street.
And this is why many of us have become ‘soft’. Many of us have forgotten when it means to have to fight for what we want and need. Many of us are content to spend our time simply relaxing, watching junk on TV and eating ourselves into food comas at the end of every day.
The stress we do face takes a very different form than it used to.
But adopting a warrior’s mindset is still important. There are still battles to be fought and there are still huge benefits that can come from instilling discipline, drive and a code of honour.
And there are reasons to continue to grow, to learn and to improve yourself. Becoming a modern warrior means being ready for whatever challenge might come. It means being able to protect and fight for your family. And it means having the means and tools to influence your circumstances rather than letting them shape you.
So, keep learning, keep growing and keep getting tougher. Prepare for the storm, even if it never comes. Become an unstoppable force for good in your own life.
These are some of the skills and abilities that will help you to do that…
Focus and Awareness: Meditation
Many of us walk around in a daze, thinking about things that have no bearing on our current situation. We daydream about things we need to do for work. We worry about debt and we worry about our jobs.
But the warrior takes a different approach. The warrior is ready for what might come, they are ready to respond to a dire situation. And they give all of their attention and focus to the matter in hand.
To reach this point, practice meditating. This will strengthen your ability to focus and concentrate and it has many other benefits too.
Practical Skills: YouTube
The warrior is completely self-sufficient and able to make do with the tools they have. Learn the basics of plumbing, mechanics, electrical engineering etc. and don’t be afraid to try and solve problems yourself rather than calling someone else to do it. Look it up on YouTube and try it yourself.
Foregoing Creature Comforts: Travel
One of the times that we go into ‘warrior mode’ in everyday life is when we become parents. Parents are able to go without sleep without stressing about it. They run on very little energy all because they are putting the needs of someone else before them. This is the true hallmark of a warrior.
Learn to live life less comfortably and to go without sleep and without your creature comforts. Try travelling with very little and you will learn to make do.