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You may wonder why there is any need for you to become a modern-day warrior and adopt a warrior mindset. What is wrong with just relaxing and enjoying life?

Well, while there is nothing wrong with relaxing per-say and while we all need to relax and lighten up from time to time, there are many scenarios where our soft and domesticated nature lets us down.

Take any situation that needs a quick and decisive decision. Few of us are forced to make important life or death situations anymore and that’s why so many of us struggle with even the simplest, easiest decisions.

We find ourselves paralyzed when forced to choose what to eat. We delay important decisions in the workplace to the detriment of our careers – often resulting in lots of money lost. We stay in relationships and jobs we aren’t happy in and we often end up losing the respect of those around us, simply because we’re unable to make up our minds and act decisively.

This is a perfect example of a situation where it would be highly beneficial to have a tougher, more warrior-like mindset. Here’s how you can go about cultivating it.

Why Do You Delay?

In order to help you make decisions faster and more effectively, it’s time to think about what might be causing you to delay in the first place.

For many of us, the answer to that question has something to do with fear: fear of getting the decision wrong.

In some cases this is obvious: we might be fearful to decide which stock to invest in or which job offer to take because we don’t want to face the consequences of getting it wrong: of being stuck in a job we hate and/or losing huge amounts of money.

But many of us also struggle to make decisions about smaller things. Like what to have for dinner! Perhaps your wife or husband asked what you want and you say ‘I don’t mind’.

Their response: ‘just make a decision!’

Your answer: ‘why don’t you make a decision?’

Sound familiar?

The problem here is likely that you don’t want to be responsible for getting it wrong and upsetting your partner. If you make the wrong choice and they don’t like dinner, then it might put them in a bad mood.

Likewise, you might genuinely want to be polite and give them the choice.

How to Make Decisions Quickly and be More Commanding

So how do you overcome this weakness and start making decisions more quickly?

The answer is simple: you learn to face the consequences and take responsibility.

This means you can offer for the other person to make a decision once and then make your mind up. Accept that sometimes you’ll get it wrong. Accept that they might indeed be in a bad mood. But don’t delay further: just take the consequences.

The same goes for choosing a job, choosing a project, opting to end a relationship…

Simply and quickly run through the likely outcomes of each decision. One is bad, one is worse. Stop worrying about getting it wrong and just tell yourself that you will dealwith that scenario if it comes to pass.

Shinnecock Hills finally silenced Dustin in the third round of the US Open Championships as the world number one struggled to get the feel of the super fast greens of “The Beast”. Dustin let the rest of the field catch up to him, making this US Open an interesting one instead of a blow out by the world number 1.

 

Most of Dustin’s putts were short, this is due to the fear of the ball running away from the hole if he putts it too strong. The same fear was also instilled by the Shinnecock greens on everybody on the field playing in the afternoon as “The Beast” just got the better of everyone in Round 3.

Dustin ended the 3rd round still tied on top with Daniel Berger, Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka at 3 over par. Tomorrow will be a round to look forward to, If “The Beast” can still get the best of “The Bomber” or will it be the other way around and Dustin bags his second US Upen in 3 Years proving me right for picking him as one of the three that will win the US Open Championship 2018.

 

A sad day for us Tiger nerds as our Golf demi-god is out of the 2018 US Open in Shinnecock Hills, Tiger was not able to recover from the devastating round he had in day 1 where he scored 8 over par.

Tiger’s second day was much better as he was able to salvage a 2 over par game as he continued to struggle to come up with much needed birdies and pars and his nemesis hole no.1 still got the best of him on day 2.

Tigers two day score of 10 over par was not enough to carry him to round 3 as he missed the cut by 2 strokes and everyone continue to wonder when will be the first of many comeback trophies come.

In today’s modern world, we don’t tend to think of people as warriors anymore. Most of us are pencil pushers rather than fighters and it is very rare that we ever have to put ourselves in harm’s way or take on a gang of enemies.

This is a good thing for the most part, but it has resulted in many of us becoming soft and weak willed.

And the reality is that we don’t need to give up on being warriors. Just because we don’t need to fight anymore, that doesn’t mean we can’t approach modern challenges as warriors. It doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from adopting a warrior’s mindset.

And it doesn’t mean that there really aren’t any modern warriors left. There are those fighting on our front lines and there are those who simply approach modern challenges and obstacles with the mindset of a warrior from times gone by. In this post, we’ll take a look at what makes a true warrior and at whether you might fit that mold.

If not, then this list will help you to better understand the areas where you should aim to improve your conduct…

Takes the Harder Path

The warrior is someone who has a steadfast mission and who knows what they want to achieve. They have a purpose and a reason for being and as such, they are driven like few others.

Thus, the warrior doesn’t give in and take the easy route. They don’t relax on the couch and eat cake, they don’t blame others for their mistake. The warrior is happy to take the harder path if it takes them closer to their goal and if it helps them to become stronger in the process.

Sees Obstacles As Challenges

In a similar vein, the warrior does not see challenges as something to be feared or cursed. When things are going wrong, the warrior relishes the opportunity to develop themselves and to test themselves.

Doesn’t Give In to Fear

The warrior is not without fear, but they have it under control. The warrior knows how to use their fear as a motivator and how to suppress it when appropriate.

Stays Calm in a Stressful Situations

When everyone else is panicking, the warrior stays calm and focussed. They know what they need to accomplish and they know that getting in a flap won’t help anyone.

Looks After Their Body and Mind

While there may be few physical fights left, the warrior knows that they owe it to themselves and to those around them to look after their bodies and to train for a battle that may never come. The warrior doesn’t allow themselves to grow weak in times of plenty, they train, they hone and they respect their bodies and minds.

Takes Responsibility

The warrior is quick to take action and to make decisions, the main reason being that they are not afraid to take responsibility for their action. They gladly carry a great weight on their shoulders, knowing that they will face whatever comes.

You can check out How to have a Bulletproof Mindset of a Fearless Warrior HERE.

 

Tiger started his day with a devastating triple at the very first hole and followed it up with a bogey in the second as he wasn’t able to zero in on his distance control with his second and approach shots.

His putting did not help either as he was not able to save par and bogeys when he needed to, Tiger looked broken at the back 9 as he was not able to recover at the closing holes and ended up 8 over par settling tied for 101st. He simply just had an ugly game and I hope he will be able to get it very low tomorrow to be able to make it to the cut line.

Though Tiger was not alone with a dismal round as most of the field really had a hard time taming the vaunted Shinnecock Hills.

Of the three of picks i have to win the US Open only Dustin Johnson was able make it under par and is tied 1st at the end of the first round.

Looking forward to the start of the 2018 US Open Championship tomorrow at Shinnecock Hills, and like most avid Golf fan, I have my personal picks to win this year’s US Open.

My 3rd Overall pick is PGA Bomber Dustin Johnson, he just regained his No.1 ranking  after his win this week at the St. Jude Classic making him a shoe-in favourite to take the crown, although history is against him as no one has ever won in back to back weeks of the St. Jude Classic and the US Open, but who knows, there will always be the first time.

My 2nd Overall pick is Mr. Short Game Jordan Spieth, I like Jordan’s chances in Majors as he has always taken his game a notch or two higher in the Major stages and he is a pretty good finisher if he is contending or leading on a Sunday round.

 

My No.1 Pick!

I’m a TIGER NERD, Nuff Said!!!

Discovered this great TV show lately in Netflix, Brooklyn Nine Nine starring Andy Sandberg of Saturday Night Live and instantly my wife and I enjoying the show and now we are in the midst of binge watching it.

My favorite character on the show is Captain Ray Holt and Sergeant Terry Jeffords, I have been a fan of Terry Crews hilarious comedy since I first saw him in White Chicks. My wife fave is the pretty and very funny Amy Santiago.

We are now watching Season 3 and just heard that Season 5 is coming out, and that means well be binge watching all day and all night.

Long Hitter Dustin Johnson just left his counterparts in his dust as he dominated his way to a win at the Fedex St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Dustin finished with 19 under, six strokes clear of his closest pursuer Andrew Putnam who finished with 13 under par.

It was game over at hole 13 when Dustin made a birdie and followed with another birdie at the closing holes and capped it off in a convincing fashion with a walk off eagle hole out at the final hole.

Andrew Putnam was able to give Dustin a challenge on the front nine but eventually faded out at the later part of the round as Dustin executes his finishing blows to runaway with the win.

 

Came home to this for lunch, a mouth watering béchamel lasagna. Its been a while since my wife baked lasagna so obviously the kids are excited to devour it.

The sight of melted mozzarella cheese and the irresistible smell of perfectly baked meat… Can’t blame my kids for being excited.

My wife got the recipe of this irresistible lasagna at LatestRecipes.net so if you want to experience the same nirvana eating this ridiculously good lasagna you need to have an oven an get the recipe HERE.

Happy Baking and Eating!

Annie Park wins her first LPGA event in 50 starts at the Shoprite LPGA Classic 2018 at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club – Bay Course in Galloway, New Jersey, scoring a final day 61 to edge everyone and win by a single stroke.

Japanese star Sakura Yokomine had a fantastic final round of 61 but still was not enough to bag the title as she fell short by a single stroke to Annie Park to settle for 2nd Place.

While Korean superstar In Gee Chun after a strong first day was not able to sustain her great play with a 70 during her second round play and ended up tied for 10th.