- physical health
- physical mobility: ability to walk, run, and perform normal physical functions and tasks
- physical fitness: mobility plus putting in work
- unarmed self-defense training
- carry useful tools and have corresponding training on accessing and using said tools in context: (this could be ANY useful tool: knife, gun, pepper spray, automobile, first aid, tools to change a tire)
- active awareness and understanding of personal safety
- positive, capable mindset
- verbal agility/persuasive verbal skills
- emotional control of self
- ability to swim
- first aid/emergency medical knowledge
What are your weakest links?
What outside events could severely impact your quality of life in a negative manner by lacking or being weak in one of these bullet points?
For example, lets say you're well trained, fit, and have good awareness, but when somebody does something that rubs you the wrong way your temper takes over and you lose control of yourself and get into a road rage altercation that results in a fight. This resulting fight could have long-lasting negative effects on your freedom and quality of life if police, courts, and lawsuits become involved. You could even be sacrificing your career! Now, is the fight to blame or was it your lack of emotional control that allowed you to engage in the fight that was root of the problem?
It takes being introspective to assess what you skills you are strong with and which ones are weaker or completely lacking, but assessing and working on your weakest links will make you stronger and capable of handling unknowable events. Many of these skills can carry over positively into other aspects of your life or possibly help you assist someone else who is in need.
Know yourself. Know your weaknesses. Work on your weakness. Become a better you.
NOVA Self Defense
We teach corporate and group self defense seminars in Seattle and Washington DC