Mindset gets bantered about a bit in the tactical community. While you’ll never truly know how your resolve will unfold until faced with the actual challenge or threat, there is an easy way to build a winning mindset now.

The best way to develop a winning mindset is to do challenging things and try to win at something.

Here is a great video about someone with outstanding mindset. Despite being shot seven times with a .45 at close range, Officer Jared Reston still managed to respond with controlled, aimed fire as he had trained and ultimately put his assailant down.

Notice he didn’t fall victim to the things various self-described tactical cognoscenti (many whom haven’t won anything worth mentioning or been in a serious fight) claim always happens. Despite multiple life-threatening injuries Officer Reston responded to the level of his training and did the things necessary to get good hits and win his fight.

Officer Reston also conducts classes via his Reston Group Not surprisingly, the Reston Group establishes and enforces measurable performance standards for students.

http://www.restongrouptraining.com/assets/restonstandards.pdf

Mindset is not a catchphrase. It is developed by training to a high, measurable standard and attempting to succeed under challenging conditions.

The best way to develop a winning mindset is to do challenging things and try to win at something.

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