Don’t Just Survive…Prevail
Category: Law Enforcement, Public Safety
Gordon Graham here with Today’s Tip from Lexipol. And Today’s Tip deals with doing more than simply surviving a life-threatening encounter, but also prevailing.
But to instill the will to prevail in any given life-threatening event gives you a mental edge that just may be the extra boost you need to see you through to success.
It’s ‘O-dark-thirty’ and the driver behind the wheel of that car you’ve just stopped is determined not to go back to prison. No sooner have you put your squad car in park, he’s out the door, gun in hand. Every one of you out there watching me right now would agree that surviving this or any deadly-force encounter is the ultimate goal. But is it?
Consider for a moment what merely surviving the encounter means: you are not DEAD. You can still be alive but seriously injured and even permanently disabled. However, put that in context with winning such an encounter; not only surviving, but prevailing. Winning.
In some cases, maybe the encounter was so violent that the mere fact you survived it is a miracle. But to instill the will to prevail in any given life-threatening event gives you a mental edge that just may be the extra boost you need to see you through to success.
Among all of the tools you have to help you do your job, the one between your ears is the most important. Like precision tool, it constantly needs to be fine-tuned. Fine tune your brain to not just survive but to prevail.
And that is Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Gordon Graham signing off.