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Bring Your Flashlight!

Joe Gilbert

Bring Your Flashlight!

I believe the single most important thing you can do to improve your survivability is to improve your understanding of operating in the low-light environment. 

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Why do these things always happen to me?

Joe Gilbert

Why do these things always happen to me?

In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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Deadly - Denial and Hesitation.

Joe Gilbert

Deadly - Denial and Hesitation.

Any movement the attacker makes that causes you to stop, corrals you into a particular path, blocks your way, or closes the distance on you is a predatory movement pattern.  Almost all attacks are preceded by one of these movements.

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Visualization and performance improvement.

Joe Gilbert

Visualization and performance improvement.

Still others have the ability to vividly play an experience in their head with all the critical detail to the point where it almost appears real to them. Then there are athletes who try to do imagery and all they "see" is a blank or dark screen. Be persistent when you practice and keep at it. With daily repeated practice you will improve your ability to "see", "feel" and "hear."

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Weak language is detrimental.

Joe Gilbert

Weak language is detrimental.

My subconscious was choosing safe words that made unimportant things feel huge, and words that allowed me wiggle room to procrastinate safely.

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