Victory Series

The Perfect Day

As a result of your training, you are now prepared to attain the perfect day. It will continue to be a process.

One night, following a day of work, my friend and mentor Charlie Marx asked me how my day had gone. Because he was my manager at the time, I told him it was a good day, but we could have done more. He replied, saying, “There’s always going to be more you could have done.” The implicit value he was extending to me was, Be glad you did something.

More recently, in my current role, my manager asked me how my first day in the field had gone. I replied, “I hope I did good.” He replied, “If you did anything, you did good.”

There are days that we get a lot done and other days we don’t. There are days that we’re really good at some of these things and other days we aren’t. But there is going to be a new day for us to continue to get better and establish a New World Order.

While we must be content with our daily work when we know we gave it our all, it is ultimately important to strive for a more perfect day, constantly reassessing and refining our daily choices.

Here is a review of ways to strive for a more perfect day:

  1. We have to struggle daily – stress can be good for us (exercise is one way)
  2. We have to break bad habits (break old rules and make new ones)
  3. We have to stop performing thinking errors and raise the white flag of surrender instead of engaging in Time Warfare

Our lives are spent moving and breathing. When we remain motionless, there is greater danger for stagnation. We lose opportunities when we choose not to act.

Many people desire success. Victory, however, is only achieved when you can consistently succeed without negative consequences.

Often times, we treat the Warpath as a murderous rampage across a foreign land, heedless to the generational decay we are sowing with the stomping of our feet. If we leave our bodies wracked with imbalances and injuries, we will sit uncomfortably on our throne until our dying breaths.

“The Victory Series”

Because of your training, you now understand that Victory does not mean the end of the war – you’re going to have to fight for what you have won. Behind you, there will either be a scorched path full of vengeful children, or those children will be praising your name, and Victory will be achieved.

Furthermore, because of your specialized SERE training, you are enabled to avoid the common pitfalls of the mind – the figurative Ivory Tower. Now, you must seize control.

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SERE Training: Escape

This is only an introduction to SERE Training. The real things starts later, once you have progressed further down the Warpath.

Time Warfare

When I was getting ready to discuss this concept, I mistakenly called it time warFATE and I kinda chuckled at that because the whole reason we get really uncomfortable with the amount of time we have or the amount of time something is taking is because we already have a predestined outcome (aka a destiny) that we have accepted and things aren’t going how we thought it would go. So we go to war with time. We either use time as a weapon to try and win back time or we straight up fight against time by trying to circumvent tasks that inevitably take time for completion.

Anyway, I want to start with this George Carlin clip. What I really took away from it is that we don’t get a say on time because it has been established beforehand. But that doesn’t mean we are stuck on some path we have no control over. It means that we have to be intentional.

At the end of the day, warfare is conducted with a heavy reliance on logistics – you need to get what you need when you need it. You have to start those processes early. I mean, if it’s Fall time and you’re trying to get a hundred thousand winter coats, that’s already going to take herculean effort and now there’s a time crunch.

Again, time is a FACTOR in logistics but time itself should not be considered a commodity.

There are some people who believe that, just because something takes a lot of time, it has more worth. I call this: Time-worship.

There are some who possess a desire – actually, an incessant need – to save time!

The compulsion to be productive at all times, lest we miss some opportunity, means we are entrenched in Time Warfare. We succumb to fear.

What are we are afraid of?

We are afraid that that we’ll look up in ten years and realize, “I’ve wasted my time.

“I haven’t got to where I thought I would be…

“..all my efforts have been in vain.”

Upon the warpath, there are instances in which time seems to slow down. Minutes stretch and warp, and our perception of time is distorted.

Other times, hours seem to pass so quickly and we cannot seem to find enough time to complete tasks.

Remember that we are constantly developing relationships. One relationship we too often neglect is that with ourselves. One vital component in developing a relationship is Respect. Do you respect your time?

Study the Time Management Matrix by Stephen R. Covey…

Those tasks within the first quadrant require immediate action – you have forgotten to pay a bill or a scheduled meeting is about to start.

Quadrant two, while not pressing, remains a matter of high importance. This is where you want to spend most of your time. Why? Because urgency is cancerous to humans. It is not healthy. It evokes and sustains a sympathetic response in the body.

Quadrant three is where we sometimes become sequestered and squander our time. Tasks in this quadrant are best described as busy-work, and do not help our Cause.

Quadrant four is a little deceptive, because while there is not much to be gained by activities within this quadrant, there are some benefits from dwelling there occasionally.

Ultimately, when we raise the white flag of Surrender and end Time Warfare, we come closer to actual Freedom. We achieve Peace.

Consider the scene from Doctor Strange (2016), in which Doctor Strange engages in a perpetual confrontation with Dormammu. “Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain…”

When Time becomes a weapon used against us, it is best to disengage.

Often, we become trapped in a routine. Break the cycle.

Other times, we become trapped in thinking patterns, which are toxic to ourselves and others around us. These Thinking Errors are predictable…

Predictability gets soldiers killed.

…They are the result of poor self-leadership, or a lack of Discipline.

Take control of your life. Exercise time control, or time management, and decide where to concentrate your efforts. Avoid Time Warfare.

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Don’t be a Victim

Originally, this was a supplemental post and was not to be included in the curriculum of the Victory Series. However, I have been impressed to include it. A key to achieving Victory is to Evade capture when possible. However, some are taken prisoner regardless of training and expertise. It is not their fault.

There is a tendency for one who is victimized to become an assailant or predator themselves. There are innumerable examples of predators who also were preyed upon when young.

However, that is no excuse.

Instead, when you are attacked, refuse to label yourself a victim. When you are a victim, you become weak and sometimes, you consider yourself deserving of the attack. It is a vicious process: first born of anger and resentment (it was not fair), you had no one to protect you, you were alone (now you will be alone forever), it is everyone else’s fault (they do not understand), maybe they were right (I deserved it).

From examples mentioned above, as a victim, you prepare to strike back but your retaliation does not always find your attacker. It can befall your loved ones, friends, and strangers caught in your twisted, warped warpath.

Instead, seek closure by following a path to self-divinity-actualization: the process of learning your divine destiny through forgetting your mortal past.

God has said He will forgive our sins only if we forgive others their trespasses (Matthew 6:14-15). Christ Himself said when struck, turn the other cheek (Matt 5:39). Furthermore, God has said He will remember our sins no more (Jeremiah 31:34), and that includes the sins committed against you, because He is the God of the holy and unholy alike, which is fortunate for all of us because we are often unholy ourselves.

To be victimized is an unavoidable side effect of being Human. We are born into a wilderness, doomed to fend off beasts that grow stronger and faster than us. Although we have recently asserted ourselves as the dominant species on Earth, it has not always been so. And it was not easy.

Therefore, I believe it to be most Human to progress forward – forward and upward (even unto a Heavenly abode).

You cannot reach your full potential if you do not move forward after an attack, to resist the inclination to become a victim, and therefore become a predator yourself.

Regardless, you can be drawn to take one of these roles upon you.

Remember that we are just as capable of inflicting pain as we are of receiving it. It is important to not allow either the role of victim or predator define you. Instead, observe them as a duality, always shifting. Do not orient

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SERE Training: Resistance

This is only an introduction to SERE Training. The real things starts later, once you have progressed further down the Warpath.

Breaking the Cycle

To become effective freedom fighters, you’re going to have to change your modus operati, or mode of operation. You need to break a few rules.

You see, the tyrant is obsessed with rules. They’re made-up rules. I call them, Stories you have told yourself. And because you have told yourself these stories, you believe they come from a credible source.

But really, they come from the tyrant. It is his agenda you are pushing forward.

The tyrant is the weakest part of ourselves. But he doesn’t want us to know how weak he is. Therefore, he has projected that weakness on you – his presumed servant.

By overthrowing the tyrant, we put ourselves in the seat of power. And, as the body is a top-down organization, when we have control of our minds we can win our freedom. We can achieve Victory.

So, what rules do we have to break?

Any rule that says, Because of this, that will happen.

Take for example, The cyclical nature of life. As we are born, we will die. As the sun rises, we expect it to set. But when it comes to our personal lives, there is not predestined outcome. We make our own rules. We have the break the cycle.

Because you are on the Warpath, you know that I have said to avoid all dogmatic thinking. There are no predestined outcomes.

This is an example of Thinking Errors.

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Victimization—you feel like you are being harmed by people that have no intention of harming you.

Pride—your perceived status in the world is based on how you compare to others.

Entitlement—you deserve this or that because of your perceived status in the world.

Powerlessness—you can’t do this, you can’t do that, you can’t even try.

Giving up—because you messed up, you give up and stop trying.

Justification—you can commit this sin because it is not a big deal, or you’re being pressured into it, or you deserve a little fun, and many others.
Scarcity mentality—there is never enough (fun, food, money, opportunities, and many others).

People pleasing—you must please or impress others to maintain your value as a person or to keep from being devalued as a person.

Minimize or catastrophize—you distort issues, events, choices, and many others to make them smaller or bigger than they really are.

Deceit—you tell yourself something is different than the way it really is.

The tyrant would rather you accept your place and because he would rather stay comfortable, he encourages you to procrastinate. Breaking the cycle cannot be put off for another time.

In a relationship, there are times during which you find you are not talking as much, or there is less passion than there once was. That is something that cannot be put off for another time. If you wait until tomorrow, you have lost precious time with that person.

This doesn’t have to be a romantic partner. It can be the relationship between a parent and child, best friends, or a teacher and student.

So, how do we break the cycle? How do we break the rules established by the tyrant?

We have to make our own rules.

We have to decide what is important (a Vision), and then we must take action (attain that Vision)

Tomorrow, make a rule that you have the wake up an hour earlier. Make rules that force you to Give In. Make a rule that you have to finally talk to that person. Make it a rule to save money. And make it unlawful to let someone down, especially yourself.

As we exercise power in our own lives (Free Will), we render the tyrant powerless. We overthrow him one day at a time until we are free.

Now, go fight for your freedom. Break a few rules.

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SERE Training: Evasion

This is only an introduction to SERE Training. The real things starts later, once you have progressed further down the Warpath.

Don’t Get Flanked

Have you encountered the enemy today?

Were you confronted first thing this morning, when the alarm went off? Did you get ambushed on the way to work? How many losses did you suffer today?

There are no acceptable losses along the Warpath.

If you’re fighting a war – and we are all fighting for our freedom – do not expect the enemy to come in orderly ranks. Do not expect only one great battle each day. Instead, you’re going to have to be fully alert. Beware a relentless guerrilla war and hit and run tactics from the enemy.

I want you to start refining your daily routine. You may not be ready to create the perfect day, but you can start fine tuning. Fine tuning is making small adjustments that have great impact.

You know your routine better than anyone. You know where there is room for improvement. You also know where your pitfalls are. How can you shore up your defenses right now to protect yourself in the future.

Don’t put yourself in a compromised position. Don’t Get Flanked!

If you’re serious about winning your freedom – if you actually want to win – then, you’re going to need more time. It is possible to find more time. You just have to make better decisions with the time you have.

I have called this Time Warfare (more on that later) and, depending on what tactics you employ in this kind of warfare, you either achieve complete Victory or you will be locked in a bloody stalemate.

Take time to review battle plans and prepare to engage the enemy.

Make no mistake about it, The enemy is preparing. They are scheming. They are planning your defeat. If you want to achieve Victory, then you better have a plan.

Don’t Get Captured

You may not be ready to create the perfect day. So for now, you just need to focus on evading capture!

Being captured means you don’t get to finish the war. You’re stuck.

When we fail to plan, we miss obvious signs of enemy subterfuge – we get flanked. Getting flanked means our position is compromised. Remember, the enemy is opportunistic, they will take you prisoner if you do not implement the proven strategies for success.

But you may be asking yourself, Where can I learn these strategies? One might suggest to buy their latest book. Or attend their seminar. But to be honest, it’s not about what someone else is going to do for you – it’s about what you have to do.

You must set Definitive Goals.

Definitive goal setting requires more than just writing down a goal and measuring your progress toward the goal. To make it definitive, you have to figure out if it (the goal) will get you to where you actually want to go. It has to work. If something isn’t working, switch it up.

We have to keep moving and stay alert. We are evading capture.

I’ve provided a guide for setting Definitive Goals:

Definitive goals are refined. They take time to develop.

First, set an activity – it can be anything that you think will help you reach your desired result, the goal.

For example, if your goal is to write a novel – write.

Next, set the Frequency of the Activity – e.g. write thirty minutes each day.

After a while, measure the ROI (the return of investment) of the Frequency and, if necessary, change the frequency – NOT THE ACTIVITY!

I’ve said it before, we generally know what is good for us, we know what we need to do – we just don’t do it. The reason being, we get burnt out, we don’t let ourselves adjust.

Scale back the frequency if it is detrimental to your goal. Are you starting to hate writing? Has it become a chore? Furthermore, if no level of frequency provides a return of your investment, it is time to Review Your Goal.

Is it really what you want, or did it just sound like something you should want? Are you setting your goals to be like someone you admire, or are your goals personal and definitive? Will achieving the goal get you to where you want to be?

On the other hand, if it is difficult but you see the return of your investment, continue to Execute.

*Set Activity, Set Frequency of Activity, Measure ROI of Frequency, Review Goal/Keep Executing.

Stay free!