Survival Mindset

Survival is not a Skill Set, it is a Mindset!  All the skills in the world will not help you survive if you’re not mentally prepared to use those skills to deliver painful or lethal force.

Expert Marksman Clint Smith, Founder of the “Thunder Ranch”, former U.S. Marine and a shooting expert is famous for his humorous, yet thoughtful, quotes on “Gunfighting”.  One of my favorites is:  “If you find yourself in a fair gunfight, you’re not cheating hard enough”.

No truer words have ever been spoken.  There are no “rules” in a fight for life or death!  You do everything in your power to win that fight.  If you lose,… it will be the last poor decision (and only decision) you will ever make.  To lose, is to die!  Another “Clint-ism” is:  “The two most important rules in a gunfight are; always cheat and always win.”

So, this brings me to my next point,…. are you prepared to cheat & to win? Are you mentally able to do whatever it takes to survive?  Have you rehearsed it in your mind, or “role played” how you would survive?  Have you consciously said aloud, “I will take the pen that fell to the floor and stick it in my adversary’s eye until it disappears into his brain?”  Do you have the mindset to do heinous things to another human being in order to survive?

If you’re honest with yourself, you will probably answer like most of my students and say “No”.  I have had hardened SWAT cops, Counter Terrorism Operators and about 99.9% of my civilian students answer “no”.  When it comes right down to it,… if you’re not willing to prepare your mind and your body to say:  “Yes, I have the mindset and the ability to do heinous things to another human being in order to survive”; then you might as well give up now! For when the day comes when you are faced with fighting for your life – you will lose, you will die, because you weren’t ready, willing, and capable of extreme, no rules, stick-a-pen-in-the-eye violence.

SSG can help you mentally and physically prepare you for your worst nightmare.  We can instill the “Warrior Mindset” with training, practice, confidence, a little homework, some reading and most of all a ‘skill set’. SSG will design a personal protection course designed for your lifestyle, for your capabilities, for your life.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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