5 Things I Learned The Day I Lost My First Fight
I wrote an article about things my father didn’t teach me.
I explained how I lost a fight defending my girlfriend.
And while I was a kid at the time, I still remember the things I learned.
Let’s go over them.
1) It happens fast
Your adrenaline is HIGH.
You’re throwing punches and they’re coming back at you.
It’s defense and offense at the same time.
A 30 second fight feels like 5 seconds.
Might not make sense if you’ve never been in one.
But trust me, it’s FAST!
2) Punches don’t hurt (In the moment)
You know you’re getting hit.
The fist to face contact is definitely noticeable.
But you don’t feel pain.
It actually comes after the fight.
Your brain doesn’t process the pain of a punch in the moment.
This probably happens because your adrenaline is high, you’re worried about not getting hurt, and you’re focused on hitting the other person.
I got hit many times and barely felt anything.
However, my head was pounding when it was all over.
3) Time Stops
When a fight is taking place, the world stops.
You don’t think about anything except survival.
Your mind might wonder while you’re working out, having sex with your girlfriend (don’t tell her that), or walking your dog.
But during a fight, your mind is focused on one thing only, knocking out the bastard in front of you.
4) You’re not going to die
Many people have a fear of fighting.
They worry about getting hurt or even worse, dying.
Listen to me…
You’re not going to die.
If it’s a real fight, a man fight (no bullshit weapons or guns), you’ll live.
Yes, you might get caught with a good punch that can stagger you and possibly knock you out.
BUT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DIE.
Once a man has survived a fight, he acquires a sense of bravery that can’t be achieved elsewhere.
You’ve gone to “battle” and survived.
And while a fight is never recommended, it does have its benefits.
Whether your fight last 20 seconds or 20 minutes (Very unlikely), you’re a different person after.
Win or lose.
Taking a punch to the face has to be one of the biggest fears that exists.
But once you’ve experienced it, you have confirmation that it won’t kill you.
The fear is gone.
The elimination of that fear will go on to positively effect different areas of your life.