As in life, fighting is about taking opportunities when they present themselves.
Whether we are fighting or living it is a good idea to have goals. In order to reach our goals in the shortest possible time we need to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to us. When opportunities do come along they need to be capitalized on immediately. If we over-analyze and over-think then very often the opportunity will have passed us by never to be repeated.
Before a fight you create a goal. You then create a strategy and a game plan in order to reach that goal.
There are times that things don’t work out exactly according to plan and this is where we need to be able to adapt and make use of what is presented to us. We cannot go into a fight and repeatedly do something that is not working. If it doesn’t work and your opponent is onto you then you cannot keep running in making the same error over and over again. A dog that keeps running into the wall to get outside instead of the open door next to it deserves to have a flat nose. As the saying goes, “If you do what you have always done, you will have what you have always had.”
In order to reach our goals we need to be open to change and to adapt. Very often we realize our goals in ways much unexpected to our initial plan. I find that we tend not to have enough confidence in our own instincts. Sometimes we need to go with our gut feel – we need to trust in ourselves. It is easy for us to doubt our decisions and it is often these doubts that set us back. The “What if?” factor comes into play.“What if it doesn’t work?”
“What if I made/make the wrong decision?” Analysis is good, but sometimes our hearts knows more than any calculation – the natural flow should not always be ignored. The same is true when it comes to relationships, business and any other number of things.
Whether you are fighting or living keep your eyes peeled for those golden opportunities and when they come along take full advantage of them. It’s a great feeling when we end up surprising even ourselves.