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MrJungleMonkey - 31-35 years old - male

Posted by MrJungleMonkey
on April 22nd, 2011 at 1:11 AM

A Warrior’s Mentality


"The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse."

                                                                    - Carlos Castaneda


The False Image of Warrior's Mentality:

Understand this, being a warrior has nothing to do with acting “bad,” acting tough, or walking the “bad” walk! It has nothing to do with the thug mentality, that’s for losers. A warrior is not a bully, who bullies everyone around him, nor does he talk trash to his enemies, only losers do that. Remember, they talk trash to bring you to their level, which is pretty low.  They can't beat you at your standards if your standards are high. 


1. PEACE - A true warrior has peace within himself/herself.

A true warrior is at peace with themself. They know that each day is assumed to be their last day and that death is at the door. They know that life is short and soon they will be gone. Therefore, a warrior wants to leave a legacy and a trail for people to follow. When a warrior rises up each day, they have a masterpiece to paint.  They will deliberately create an excellent masterpiece that they will be proud of, and thus, have a peace of mind in their efforts of excellency.  A true warrior will create an excellent masterpiece in every area of their life - family, academics, athletics, and career.

Are you doing your best to create an excellent masterpiece?

2. STUDY- The first thing warriors do is study the enemy. 

The first thing warriors do is study the enemy.  True warriors learn all that they can about the enemy, especially his/her weaknesses. They know that knowledge is power, and they arm themselves with as much intelligence as can be gathered.  

"know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be defeated in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will lose in every single battle.”

          - Sun Tzu (Art of War)


3. WEAPONS - Warriors gather the best weapons available to them, then sharpen, clean and oil those weapons. Weapons in a wrestling sense: double legs, high crotch, a strong defense, a pinning mentality, and a dominating game plan.

Mental Weapons a warrior sharpens and oil daily are:

A high level of extraordinary intensity, aggressiveness, explosiveness, high pain tolerance, determination, self discipline, commitment, focus, mental toughness, and self control. You must take the time to sharpen and oil your mental weapons DAILY.  


Samurais proactively take the time in their daily routine to sharpen their mental aspects of life.  You must keep high level of extraordinary intensity everyday, or it'll become rust.  The same goes with aggressiveness - picture yourself being every aggressive and that you're very explosive – you WILL become what you think about.  DO NOT LET YOUR MENTAL WEAPONS BECOME RUSTED!

4. TRAINS CONSTANTLY - A warrior trains constantly, both physically and mentally.  They VISUALIZE winning their battles in their MIND first, then they step into the arena. 

In “Last of the Samurai,” you'll see samurais taking the time to meditate each day. And they also take the time to "shadow swording" like we do in shadow wrestling.  They are determined to be the very best they can possibly become, so they train constantly. And yes, they are FANATICS!

"I'd visualize that I'd wrestled over 1,000 matches before I actually step on the mat. I practiced every aspects of my game plan in my mind over 1,000 times. I'd shadow for hours in my basement everyday, perfecting my techniques. People ask me why do I win so much and I tell them, ‘Because I do more than my opponents, both mentally and physically.’ It's that simple."

                                                                                                                                                     - Dan Gable


5. POSITIVE ATTITUDE - A warrior maintains a positive attitude and focus at all times. 

A Warrior always keeps their eyes on the victory to come. No matter what life throw at a peaceful warrior, they always maintain a positive attitude.  Win, lose, or draw, a true warriors will maintain the same type of attitude.  A controlled positive attitude is the best kind of attitude to show everyone that you are a true warrior.


“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” 

-Winston Churchill

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