As you have explored Warcloudfitness.com, you may have already seen many references to THE PATH. That is The Warpath.
In military campaigns, a warpath is a predetermined path along which generals and their soldiers expect to encounter enemy strongholds, entrenched positions, and occupied territory.
For each of us, the Warpath is a journey. First, we must determine what we want to achieve. We must have a Vision.
Begin recruiting. As generals recruit soldiers to fight for them, we must recruit our minds and bodies, awaken our faculties to Take Up a Cause. The Cause is everything – it has to be. You might be asked to give your life for it.
Training must begin promptly. A trained army is an effective army. Proper nutrition, strength, and mobility. You must educate yourself.
Our soldiers are our muscles and our lieutenants are our minds – our actions must be in line with our thoughts. The body is a top down organization.
Learn strategies. How can you effectively counter opposition? You cannot afford to lose hard won territory along the Warpath.
Furthermore, there is only one direction in which the Warpath can be traversed. There is no going back – the enemy will fight you forever.
The Warpath of which I speak is your life. You’re going to have to face enemies, challenges, obstacles. There will be fortresses you must lay siege to and enemies who are better prepared than you are, better equipped and supplied.
You are going to think, There is no way I can win.
Form alliances. Gain superiority in numbers. Ask for help. Never take someone for granted.
Beware a dogmatic approach in all things. Do not buy into the idea of a predestined outcome. Change up tactics when necessary. Is the enemy’s position too heavily fortified? Do you suffer from toxic relationships? Find a way out.
Do not stay in a bad situation. Implement a new tactic.
Again, the Warpath is predetermined. But what that means is, You have decided that there is no other way. The enemy cannot be negotiated with – they want to kill you. So you must fight.
This is the only way to Victory. So begin today.
To be honest, most of us are traversing the Warpath and we don’t even know that there’s a war happening – they’re sleep-walking through life. Others are consumed by conflict and rush toward the final battle with blood and terror in their eyes.
You see, there are two types of commanders – that’s what you are (a commander of your body, and of your life) – “nice-guys” who fraternize with their subordinates and brutish tyrants who fight anyone, even themselves.
For both these commanders, Victory is something to be attained for its own sake. It’s something to glorify their egos. But, as we know, Victory is not the end-goal.
Now here’s the application of this concept:
Life is a struggle between two opposing forces: you and whatever is standing between you and Victory.
Victory is only achieved when your enemies are dead and you have total control of the territory. The enemies of which I speak are your excuses, your delusions, your idleness, your toxic and stagnant relationships.
Victory is achieved when you have overcome all obstacles. Even as you take the enemy’s castle and hang your banners in the throne room, if rebels plot in the darkness, you have not won.
Instead, you must eliminate your foes while also touching the hearts of the people. Crush the enemy, win the nation.
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 Warpath must be navigated carefully. How many soldiers are you willing to lose to mines and ambushes. Remember, your soldiers are your muscles, your organs, and nervous system. They are your bones and joints and tendons. If you are willing to sacrifice them to reach your goals, you are not a leader. You’re a tyrant.
Meanwhile, if you’re too scared to offend and push your body to its limits, you’ll lose the respect of your soldiers. They’ll start to turn on you or ignore you altogether.
Instead, we must progress along the Warpath with intention rather than blind zeal.