Mindset

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    Mindset

    Mindset is often mentioned in the context of personal protection. However, it’s usually either discussed in a philosophical way or reduced to an incomplete discussion about the Color Codes of Awareness. Since mindset is something that will generally be exercised by the subconscious mind, long theoretical and philosophical treatises are of limited value in training it. A more succinct list such as Jeff Cooper’s Principles of Personal Defense is probably more retainable by most people. Even his list is a little long for an opening discussion.

    The NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home lists these components of mindset:
    • values,
    • mental techniques, and
    • attitude
    And a ‘mental preparedness’ list of:
    • awareness,
    • willingness to use deadly force,
    • determination to persevere,
    • planning, and
    • visualization

    If you had to create a bullet list of what mindset consisted of for an interested but untrained group of people, what would the list be? I think that it would have to consist of no more than four or five items.
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    Mindset to win the fight...

    Adapt
    Courage
    Survive
    Violence beyond anger, use it
    Forgive yourself
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    Being First prevails, first shot, first punch, first word. and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sealteam20001 View Post
    Being First prevails, first shot, first punch, first word. and so on.
    Fully agree!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
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    nor the arrow for its swiftness,
    nor the warrior for his glory.
    I love only that which they defend.
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    Its what you are. Either you have it or you do not, you are a meat eater or you are a sheep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    Its what you are. Either you have it or you do not, you are a meat eater or you are a sheep.
    We know you eat meat...
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    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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