The art of war is largely dependent on your use of strategy. This applies from the basic bar brawls to battles that have torn nations apart and everything in between that.
Every form of conflict, confrontation, argument, debate or engagement must be followed by the proper use of strategy. When to say what, how to say it, whether to jab or duck; fight or flight, is all a matter of strategy; and that’s where most of us fighters get it wrong.
The misconception that the strong are the best fighters misleads us to building strength without understanding the fundamentals of applying that which we have acquired.
It doesn’t matter who you are facing, the idea behind is strategy. Being able to be at the right place, at the right time and executing that which is within your reach to the best of your ability.
Many of us make ourselves vulnerable to the forces of outside, be it friends or acquaintances, which in actual sense will end up being your worst enemy.
You are your own greatest weapon; as such exposing your weaknesses to others will make you your own enemy in the end. You hear many people who will say about themselves, “I am not good at this”, “I am just slow” or “this is how I am, I learn slowly.”
Such terrible words coming out of an individual being proclaimed about themselves to others, it’s a shame really.
Fighting from within requires of you to identify your weaknesses and yet committing to put them off to not fight based on what you cannot do, but on the contrary, on what you can.
Every time you look at yourself, your strength is in fighting on the basis of what you know best.
This also demands of you to not be so obvious as to prime on the weaknesses of others. The strategic fighters know that you should not completely base the approach of your battles on the weakness of your opponent; this is too obvious a method.
Learn your opponents strength, what is it that they do well. What do they know that you are not so familiar with? Cause come what may, at some point in your encounter they will bring out one or two arguments from their strongholds.
You must, under no circumstance be so vulnerable as to be ignorant of the ideas of others, especially those you engage with.
Also, approach your wars from within, not as an opponent but as a student of their fighting skills. Learn what they do as if you where literally curious to add more to your knowledge base, then master it.
You are now a Chief in four fields, one; your strength, two; your weakness, three; your opponents’ weakness, and most importantly, their strength.
I borrow from Solomon the wise who says “I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” Godspeed Pilgrim.
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