Stress Control

Stress control isn't a matter of being fearless but of controlling fear – and having a mindset of do or die.

• You are what you think you are. You’ll succeed only if you believe you can – it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking of failure invites it in. But believing – expecting to win – vastly improves your chances.

• “The key to victory is 10 percent skill, 90 percent will.” That’s a common mantra of elite military units.

• Willpower is a choice. Flip the switch from fear to fury. Decide that, no matter what, you are going to win – with a self-righteous attitude of “Damn you to hell!!!”

• Besides, what other choice do you have? If someone’s going to kill you, you might as well go out with a roar rather than a whimper – especially since that roar just might save your life after all.

• Your will to live must overpower his will to kill you.

• Expect the worst, hope for the best, fight with mad-dog ferocity, and never give up, never give up, never give up. All in all, you must DO or die.

Fighting Options - Overview shows you how to DO. Also see Self Defense Techniques.

Recommended Reading

Cops by Mark Baker - Pocket Books
The Feminine Warrior by Al Marrewa - Kensington
The History of Warfare by John Keegan - Greenburger
Leaders' Manual for Combat Stress Control - U.S. Army Field Manual #22-51.
On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. See
Secure from Crime by Don Paul and Craig Huber - Path Finder Publications
Strong on Defense by Sanford Strong - Pocket Books
Tough Target by J.J. Bittenbinder - Running Press
What Cops Know by Connie Fletcher - Pocket Books

Enhancing Your Options

Deter a predator by carrying a Personal Security Alarm (screamer or noisemaker) & Pepper Spray in plain sight. Those pages tell you how to use them most effectively.

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