#4 THE DEATH GROUND STRATEGY

You are your own worst enemy! You waste your time by dreaming about future. Instead, engage with present, and enter an unknown territory. Place yourself on "death ground", where your back is against the wall and you have to fight like hell to get out alive.

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You cannot win, until you identify who your enemies are. Spot your enemies by sign and patterns. And when you find them, inwardly declare war. Enemies can give you with purpose and direction for growth.

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Most of the time your past weighs you down and bring misery. So, force yourself to react to the present. Wage a guerilla war on your mind, and allow no static lines of defense.

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Never lose your presence of mind. It is vital for maintaining mental powers. Train your mind to be tougher by exposing it to adversity. Detach yourself from chaos.

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When you lead a group, the people in it have their own agendas. You have to maintain a chain of command where they don't feel left out by your influence. So, to counter this, create a sense of participation but don't fall into groupthink.

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Four Strategies for keeping you ahead

Following are the 4 strategies to keep you ahead in the game:-

  1. The Polarity Strategy
  2. Death ground strategy
  3. The Guerrilla-War-Of-The-Mind Strategy
  4. The Counterbalance Strategy


These are of the 33 strategies of war book written by Robert Greene.

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Tactical Hell

It is a place where we are perpetually reactive to other people’s demands and needs, driven by emotional instead of logical impulses.

We need to escape it and see things objectively and with detachment, from a distance.

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Make Your Enemies Into Allies

Pointing out others’ mistakes rarely encourages them to change their behavior, and it certainly doesn’t help them learn anything. People aren’t driven by reason, but by emotion; so a public critique is far likelier to reflect poorly on you than it is to make them change their ways.

Abraham Lincoln was nearly forced into a duel for criticizing an opponent. His new policy became one of understanding what drove his opponents, accepting their shortcomings and going easy on the open criticism, eventually even turning some into friends. 

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