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Traits of a Warrior!
by Ed Schmotzer

  1. Concentrates on the Course of Action – Focused – No Distractions – Adrenaline Flows – Doesn't let up for even One Second – Never looks back; Only Forward – Bound Emotionally and Intellectually to the Battle – Intense Self Discipline to Prepare and Execute the Course of Action – Knows what has to be done.
  2. Knows the Enemy – Studies the Enemy – How the Enemy will Attack – The Enemy's Strengths and Where the Enemy is Vulnerable – How to Counter the Blows the Enemy will Inevitably Throw – Knows the Battle will Not Be Easy; the Warrior may even Get Hurt.
  3. Trains for the Fight – Gets Ready for Combat – Mentally and Physically – A Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine – The Best Conditioned will have the Stamina for the Battle.
  4. Knows Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt that He/She is Going to Survive – He KNOWS He is Going to be Victorious – She has Total Confidence – There is No Hesitation when It's Time to Fight – Odds and Statistics are Irrelevant – He has Implicit Trust in His Leader. A Good Warrior is a Very Poor Loser. She Hates to Lose at Anything. "Winning isn't Everything; It's the Only Thing!"
  5. No One Can Fight His Fight for Him – That would be Someone Else's Fight – He has Support Beside Him and Behind Him, but Ultimately, It's His Fight! It's Difficult, if not Impossible, to Fight while Running Away. You have to Fight "Head On".
  6. If She Gets Knocked Down, She Gets Right Back Up and Into the Fight – She Takes Setbacks in Stride.
  7. He Doesn't Hold Anything Back when the Fight is On – Every Ounce of His Strength is poured into The Attack – There is No Event, Occasion, or Happening More Important than This.
  8. They are Proud To Be Warriors – They Wear the Scars of Battle With Pride – They Hold the Banner of Victory High!

So, DIG IN YOUR HEELS! YOU ARE IN A BATTLE!

Be A Warrior!

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