In today’s modern world, we don’t tend to think of people as warriors anymore. Most of us are pencil pushers rather than fighters and it is very rare that we ever have to put ourselves in harm’s way or take on a gang of enemies.
This is a good thing for the most part, but it has resulted in many of us becoming soft and weak willed.
And the reality is that we don’t need to give up on being warriors. Just because we don’t need to fight anymore, that doesn’t mean we can’t approach modern challenges as warriors. It doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from adopting a warrior’s mindset.
And it doesn’t mean that there really aren’t any modern warriors left. There are those fighting on our front lines and there are those who simply approach modern challenges and obstacles with the mindset of a warrior from times gone by. In this post, we’ll take a look at what makes a true warrior and at whether you might fit that mold.
If not, then this list will help you to better understand the areas where you should aim to improve your conduct…
Takes the Harder Path
The warrior is someone who has a steadfast mission and who knows what they want to achieve. They have a purpose and a reason for being and as such, they are driven like few others.
Thus, the warrior doesn’t give in and take the easy route. They don’t relax on the couch and eat cake, they don’t blame others for their mistake. The warrior is happy to take the harder path if it takes them closer to their goal and if it helps them to become stronger in the process.
Sees Obstacles As Challenges
In a similar vein, the warrior does not see challenges as something to be feared or cursed. When things are going wrong, the warrior relishes the opportunity to develop themselves and to test themselves.
Doesn’t Give In to Fear
The warrior is not without fear, but they have it under control. The warrior knows how to use their fear as a motivator and how to suppress it when appropriate.
Stays Calm in a Stressful Situations
When everyone else is panicking, the warrior stays calm and focussed. They know what they need to accomplish and they know that getting in a flap won’t help anyone.
Looks After Their Body and Mind
While there may be few physical fights left, the warrior knows that they owe it to themselves and to those around them to look after their bodies and to train for a battle that may never come. The warrior doesn’t allow themselves to grow weak in times of plenty, they train, they hone and they respect their bodies and minds.
The warrior is quick to take action and to make decisions, the main reason being that they are not afraid to take responsibility for their action. They gladly carry a great weight on their shoulders, knowing that they will face whatever comes.
Daniel R. Segarra About the Author Master Daniel R. Segarra is a 7th Degree Black Belt in the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. He has been training for over 40 years and teaches at the Warrior-Scholar Martial Arts Academy located at 298 Lawrence Ave in Lawrence N.Y Five Towns Area. Warrior-Scholar Martial Arts Academy has been teaching Men, Women, Teens & Children our unique Martial Art for over 50 years! Oldest KMA school in the USA! Serving the 5 Towns, Far Rockaway, Lawrence, Inwood, Cedarhurst, Hewlettt, Rosedale, Woodmere, East Rockaway, Rockville Centre, Arverne, Oceanside for over five decades!