Courage is True Test of Virtues Deeply Held or Loosely Subscribed.
C. S. Lewis once said: “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
He was correct, as he often was, in his assertion about courage. In some sense, courage is not of itself a virtue but is the committed response to the testing of one’s tightly held belief or virtue. Without that belief or virtue, what would fuel courage? Nothing. The truth is, without deeply important beliefs and/or virtues, courage would not exist.
So, my question is simple today. Why do you train in Krav Maga? For what are you training? Or rather, for what are you preparing to engage? What’s so important? For what are you willing to fight? Answer these questions honestly, and you’ll have the raw material needed to begin to codify what you believe in and hold dearly.
This process is critical to sharpen your thinking.
In short, it’s much easier to train, live, fight, decision-make, and dedicate time to the important aspects of your life once you’ve really taken an honest personal inventory. This process should reveal the emotional and mental material needed to go or do or be anything you want.
So, what are you going to do? Hide or thrive…it’s up to you.