The Warrior Mindset
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. You have debt maybe. Maybe you’re tired
from shopping and maybe you’ve got a stomach ache.
Now think about a true warrior.
Think about someone who sleeps rough, 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 hard. You might think it’s hard and
sometimes it might feel hard.
But there are people out there with much worse lives than you. There are people out
there who live with crippling illness and not 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.
You see, the warrior mindset actually has nothing to do with combat. In fact, the
hooligans that start bar fights and that think they’re ‘hard’ 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.
The warrior mindset is different. This is about knowing what you want and going for
it. It’s about being hard 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.