Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Train to your limits...then surpass them!


We all THINK we have them. We all have that little voice in our head that cries out "STOP!! I CANNOT RUN ANY MORE"....OR..."IT'S TOO HOT OUT HERE, I JUST CANNOT PUSH MYSELF ANY HARDER."

Let me ask you....If I told you that there was a suitcase FULL of pure Gold bars, worth millions of dollars, and all you have to do in order to claim the gold as yours is to put on a backpack with 50 pounds of gear and hike 10 miles in the summer heat, would you do it?? My bet is that OF COURSE you would. You would push yourself, no matter what, to accomplish this goal.

Why do I know this to be true? Simply because I know that a reward such as a suitcase full of gold is too valuable to you for you to pass up this once in a lifetime chance.

Now, what if I told you that there are people in this world who train hard both physically and mentally to destroy you and everything that you hold dear? These people live a life of devotion to a cause that celebrates death and destruction. They love death more than life and they will do whatever it takes in order to conquer and kill you, your family and your beliefs. They train HARD, in harsh environments, under extreme conditions, and they are completely devoted to their cause.

On the one hand, you have a suitcase full of wealth. On the other, you have the prospect of being conquered and destroyed...Both are things that you either want very badly or do not want to occur at all. How do you handle the latter case?

Back to the "LIMITS" discussion....

The next time you consider tactical firearms training (AKA "Combat Training"), you must consider the idea of pushing through your own limits. When you feel the desire to quit, you must push yourself harder. If you train in order to protect not only yourself from violence, but, more importantly your loved ones and community, you must realize that the more effort you put into your training, the greater chances you will have of being successful in a "fight for your life" scenario.

This may occur as an Active Shooter situation at the local mall or Church or school. This may be an armed robbery in a parking lot. This may be a Law Enforcement officer responding to a terror attack....The scenarios go on and on.

Remember....only you set your limits. Your body will continue to react if you will it to do so. Your mind is the ultimate control factor and you have the power to push through the limits you thought you had and take your training and combat abilities to the next level.

You can walk the 10 miles, in the heat, with 50 pounds on your back because YOU WANT TO BE WEALTHY.
You can train hard and build your Combat Mindset because YOU WANT TO STAY ALIVE AND PROTECT THE INNOCENT FROM VIOLENCE.

You never stop. You never die. You always fight.

Ben Goldstein

Friday, June 11, 2010