We talk a lot about Self Mastery in our Unbeatable Mind training program. It is one of two primary disciplines of the Warrior-leader, and a driving force for us once we experience the impact of Five Mountain training and Front Sight Focus in our lives. The habits of the Master were introduce in my forthcoming book titled “Unbeatable Mind” and I thought it would be fun to review and discuss them in this BLOG.
Masters are unflappable, unfazed and dead certain in the midst of the most intense, chaotic and grim circumstances – thus appear larger than life. They are “so in control.” What you have now learned is that they are not in control of the events, but rather, of themselves. I was clearly impacted in a very strong and positive manner by my first mentor, the Karate Master Tadashi Nakamura, founder of Seido Karate. I continue to be positively influenced by this Master’s example of stoicism, beginner’s mind, and effortless perfection in his disciplined approach to all aspects of his life.
Mr. Nakamura achieved Mastery by adhering to simple principles, and not wavering from this path. There are many unknown warriors who possess these same traits. They are the quiet professionals like Glen Doherty and Ty Woods who have stepped up to the plate to live the warrior’s life and stepped into the breach to save American Lives in Libya Sept 11, 2012. They did not wait around to be told what to do, but strode forth with courage and confidence to be the subject of the story, and not the object of their enemy’s story. They sought to create the reality and move the outcome to one they were satisfied with. They exhibited single point focus, uncommon resolve, a positive mind, discernment, high pain tolerance, unflappability, heightened awareness, focused on the welfare of others and humbly accepting of their responsibility.
These habits we desire to cultivate in our SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind training. At first they will seem hard to achieve, but will accrue to us naturally as we polish the mirror of our minds and spirits daily.
To be continued…