Toby C, “presence of mind” is the skill I need to improve the most after this last summers experience.
——————————–(from a book I read once every few months)
Amidst the turmoil of events, do not lose your presence of mind
The Counterbalance Strategy
In the heat of battle, the mind tends to lose its balance. It is vital to keep you presence of mind, maintaining your mental powers, whatever the circumstances. Make the mind tougher by exposing it to adversity. Learn to detach yourself from the chaos of the battlefield.
sounds stupid, but my thought on training this skill up is by stressing myself in difficult situations, like social isolation on a week long camping trip, rationing water (felt like i quit smoking… boy was i bitchy) etc… close bear encounter was the closest ive been to a combat experience, really slowed my shotgun performance even tho i practiced for bear encounters, hearts beatin to fast lol.
and believe it or not, overcoming boredom is tough as hell by yourself, staying motivated requires discipline. my mind constantly rebels.
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.