Building Confidence Through Preparation & Self Testing

In addition to strengthening the mind, putting the mind through the necessary disciplines, you must also do that to the body. So the mind and the body must work in parallel, each strengthening the other. And you should understand that one of the biggest challenges with us, especially in the West, is that we are too nice to ourselves. We show ourselves too much mercy which makes you unready for challenge. You see, the reality, especially as a male, is that you are designed for warfare. Consider the fact that you’re significantly larger than the female animal. So as a male human animal, you are designed for warfare. But do you ever put yourself to the test? Especially for those who have not engaged in the combat sports. Do you put your mind to the test? Do you put your body to the test? How many times have you sweated and have that feeling of exhaustion that made you think you might throw up?

You ever run until you thought you were going shit on yourself? Sounds disgusting, but something you should try to experience one time in life. The reason that I said you must put yourself to the test is because if you do not challenge yourself, if you give yourself too much mercy when a real challenge shows up, you won’t be ready for it. You’ll fall apart. But if you’ve been challenging yourself all along, when a challenge shows up, you’ll be saying to yourself, I do this, this is what I do. You see it’s the difference between getting into a bar fight when you’re a random dumb fuck and getting into a bar fight when you are a trained fighter and you’ve been fighting all week for the last 52 weeks. And so this bar fight you’re thinking OK buddy, if this is what you want, I don’t think you want these problems, but if you feel like you need these hands or you can get them because I do this. In fact, I was just doing this earlier today. I’m already stretched out and loose. Let’s get it. There’s a big difference in that kind of a fight you already know what the outcome is before you begin and that is how life should be. But the challenge is that we like to sleep on soft pillows in comfortable beds. And you do that to yourself. So what I’m telling you is that if you know yourself, what’s happening around you is actually of very little consequence. What I mean by that is if you’re certain of what’s inside of you, you don’t have to be fearful about what’s outside of you. You don’t have to be fearful of other men. You don’t have to be scared to talk to a beautiful woman, because you know who you are, you know what your value is, and you know that you can deliver the goods.