Is there something that just captivates you? Yea, me too. Tactical training fascinates me. More than a sense of empowerment, it’s the mental training involved. It’s the scenarios proposed, and making a “conscious decision” to take action or not. It’s figuring out what I would do in a situation before that circumstance ever takes place.
I cherish being called “little sis” by some of the boys. They have taken me under their wing, and they teach me not only shooting techniques, but life lessons too.
What the boys teach me:
- Fight with a combat mindset.
Make a conscious decision and plan of action, before the heat of battle. Stick to your plan but more important, know your purpose.
- War changes a person. For Life.
The wounds of this life are painful, but we can overcome!
- It’s okay to be awkward.
Just do what you have been trained to do. It will come.
- Forget emotions.
Don’t let emotions interfere with your strategy. Emotions can lead us astray, and they’re not always the best counsel. Stick with the Master’s plan.
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching.” Ephesians 4:14
- Competing creates pressure. Don’t let it get to you.
Don’t let missing your target, trip you up for the next round. If you do miss your mark, shake it off, regroup, aim and fire with confidence.
- “Shoot like a man, from the hip.”
Have some fun in life. Don’t be so serious. Try shooting from the hip, or shooting with one hand (yes, that was fun). Don’t worry about being perfect (I’m still working on this one). Just enjoy. Leave room in your life for laughter.
I’d like to think that I’ve taught the boys a lesson or two as well—especially how to pose for a picture with attitude!