- being in good physical health
- physical mobility: being capable of walking, running, striking, and performing normal physical functions
- physical fitness: tuning your ability by having put in work
- active awareness of your surroundings
- unarmed self-defense training
- possess/carry useful tools and have associated training with accessing and using tools in the appropriate context: (ANY tool suitable for a situation: knife, gun, pepper spray, automobile, tools to fix a flat tire, first aid kit)
- positive, winning mindset
- ability to swim
- control of self and emotions
- first aid training/emergency medical management
- verbal agility/persuasive verbal skills
What are your weakest links?
What type of external events could happen to you to exploit your weakest link(s) and severely impact your quality of life in a negative manner?
For example, lets say you are well-rounded, well-trained, and fit, but when someone does something that rubs you the wrong way you turn from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde and get involved in an unnecessary road rage altercation that turns into a physical fight. That physical fight could cost you a significant amount of freedom if police, charges, and lawsuits occur as a result. You could even lose your job depending on who you work for!
It takes being introspective to rank what you are good at, bad at, and things you know nothing about, but attacking those things rather than dismissing them makes you safer and better prepared for unknowable events and everyday life.
There is zero downside to becoming better at any one item on this list, and many of these can carryover positively into other aspects of your life and potentially positively affect someone else that is in need.
Train smart, stay safe, & don't be a one-trick pony,
NOVA Self Defense.
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