MILITARY GAMES – MIND GAMES AND HOW TO SURVIVE
© Copyright Avi Nardia
SIMPLICITY is the ultimate sophistication
-Leonardo da Vinci
No Groin no Krav Maga – No Brain No KAPAP
The brain is the strongest muscle in the body
Military Games – The goal is to hit you both emotionally and physically and to break your spirit and split you, individually or as a team – Your goal is to resist and keep ” one for all and all for one”and not allow your body, mind and spirit to be split and to remain and as group – “You can kill me but never defeat me”Motto of Mental training in Boot camp and Military games – Our Martial Art teaches team building and FRIENDSHIP as well as skills; students understand that the instructors are there to make them strong, not make them fail, they are able to adapt their thinking. When given a task that seems impossible, the students learn that they must improvise to find a solution, and overcome all the barriers in order to complete their task.
Philosophy shared by warriors.
1.“The more you sweat in times of peace, the less you bleed in times of war”.
- A mindset of confidence.
- Set small goals throughout the day.
- You will always face a consequence for not hitting a goal.
- Train when you don’t feel like it.
Tips to build mental toughness, the body strength comes later:
- Focus on yourself first.
Self-awareness build “unbeatable mind.” It’s best to avoid making the same mistakes over and over
A journal – track your acheivements
- Figure out your purpose – Integrated training Martial arts sports, free diving and breathing training
The brain is the strongest muscle in the body – Train your mental endurance
Emergency Conditioning (EC): Make the Unknown Familiar
Using visualization techniques, practice what is known as emergency conditioning (EC). This means conditioning the mind in advance of emergencies, thus producing psychological strength in times of crisis. This is also referred to as “battle-proofing” or “battle inoculation” by military personnel
If the brain imagines something in deep and vivid detail, it will become part of a person’s “experience files.” This visualization exercise will actually fool the brain into believing that you have already experienced this event. This internal battle-proofing gives you an incredible advantage.
Create a Trigger– that makes you want to live, no matter what comes your way.
In military-speak, situational awareness is defined as the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regard to a mission
Situational Awareness Checklist
- Try to guess what individuals around you are thinking or doing.
- Look for odd behavior or things that seem out of place.
- Determine where you’d go if you had to seek immediate cover from an explosion or gunshots.
- Find the two closest exits.
- Determine whether someone is following you or taking an unusual interest in you.
“The harder, the more miserable, and crazy it becomes, the stronger I get. No matter what happens, I’m getting stronger, not weaker.”
6 Mental Toughness Techniques for mental endurance
Technique #1: 1. “Eat the Elephant”–Don’t Build Rome, Build One Single Home
One bite at a time. A solution in segmentation. Slowly divide the elephant into neatly digestible parts Application: Break down any daunting task into immediate, bite-sized objectives. Focus only on completing one at a time. Avoid considering the whole.
Technique #2: “Visualize Success”–Rehearse in Your Head
In a certain study, basketball players improved their free throw accuracy by 23% from just visualizing the free throws. Players who practiced actual free throws only improved by 24%. That’s a mere 1% difference.
Good visualizations have the following qualities:
- Vivid and detailed.Engage all the senses. Imagine the particulars. Make it as real as possible.
- Run the play-by-play over and over in your head. Make it automatic.
- Positive Imagery.Do notenvision yourself failing. Instead, repeatedly envision yourself in a state of effortless success.
- Imagine Consequences.If your fortitude wanes, imagine the consequences of failure. See the faces of your friends and family when they hear the news. Envision the pain of personal embarrassment.
Technique #3: “Emotional Control”–Witnessing Your Anxiety
In times of great stress, a rush of our body’s main stress hormones — adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine — can give us a boost of energy and focus.
However, when these hormones stay elevated for long periods, we cannot switch to relaxation mode. We have trouble sleeping, motivation decreases and immune function takes a serious hit.
simple solution is something called the 4 by 4 for 4:
- Breathe in for 4 seconds
- Breathe out for 4 seconds
- Repeat for 4 minutes
Use simple breathing exercises to switch off your stress hormones and prep the body for relaxation.
Technique #4: “Nonreactivity”–Reframing the Moment
“Men are disturbed not by things, but the view they take of them.” — Epictetus
We can’t control what happens in our outside world, but we can control our interpretation of it.
Try to reframe any negative views into more positive ones. See “bad” events as a challenge for you to go out there and improve yourself.
Technique #5: “Small Victories”–Celebrate the Tiny Things
What should you do when nothing is going right and everything is going wrong?
Try to think smaller.
Small victories keep morale high. And high morale feeds forward into more high morale. It creates a virtuous circle of positivity for doing good work.
Technique #6: Find Your Tribe (and Necessity)Nobody Wins Alone
“Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what they mind is not feeling necessary. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary. It’s time for that to end.”
We humans are social creatures. And we crave meaning in a world that sometimes seems all too meaningless.
Find both — close friends and close principles — and you have a hotbed for mental resilience.
You’ve got the tools. All that’s left is to apply.
Mindset Training – Motivational Secrets
Mindset Training Plan in 3-D: Define It, Divide It, Do It Daily
Mindset Training requires thinking in three dimensions, and it’s not about creating a perfect plan, because there is no such thing. It’s about creating a plan to succeed no matter what obstacles you encounter:
Think Like an Elite Warrior
“Think like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed.”
We are all leaders and followers – leading our family, our corporate tribe or ourselves. Whether we do it well is another issue. To think like an elite warrior means to train your body-mind to be able to excel in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.
Master the “VUCA” environments. VUCA is an acronym—first used in 1987—to describe or to reflect on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations. The deeper meaning of each element of VUCA serves to enhance the strategic significance of VUCA foresight and insight as well as the behaviour of groups and individuals in organizations.It discusses systemic failuresand behavioral failureswhich are characteristic of organizational failure.The business world is becoming a lot like the battlefield of the Spec Ops warrior. If the corporate and entrepreneurial leader can learn to find clarity amidst the uncertainty and take powerful action in spite of ambiguity, then they will lead and succeed at an elite level.
Remember and follow to start – the basic 6 at your First Boot Camp
- Positive self-talk.
- A “Why” or purpose.
- Focus on the immediate threat.
- Visualize success.
- Quitting is not an option.