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Training Always....!

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The surest way to be taken in is to think oneself craftier than other people.

La Rochefoucauld

CONSTANTLY TRAINING TO BE PREPARED, NO-OFF SEASON IN GOJRYU.......

 

Don’t think that you are the wisest and most knowledgeable person on the planet. There are many, many brilliant people out there, all competing for their share of the pie. Overconfidence can set you up for a fall. Don’t underestimate your opponent or your enemy. You don’t have a lock on wisdom, strategy or intelligence. Furthermore, many of the people who you will deal with do not have an upstanding character and will not hesitate to employ underhanded tactics in dealing with you.

You are setting yourself up for defeat if you underestimate others, no matter how insignificant you consider them to be. It is always better to give others too much respect rather than too little respect. No one has ever lost by being too prepared.

Always prepare for the unexpected. Put yourself in their shoes and try to think from their point of view. What would you do if you were them? Also think about what you would do if you were them and had no morals whatsoever?

Prepare for their best strategy. Then if they turn out to be inept, the conquest will be even easier for you, but if they turn out to indeed be crafty, you will be prepared. Never think that you are the smartest, most savvy individual around.

Other people have the same access to information that you have. They can access the same internet sites and the same books. They know at least as much as you do about how things work in the real world. Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.

2020-08-20
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