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A good fighter knows when to use their sword and when to use their shield. Sometimes that means saying no rather than yes. Other times it means following rather than leading.

In essence, it means anticipating moves with leniency. To have an offensive strategy that is always prepared to block and pivot.

When you are always on the attack you tire easy and weaken fast. When you are always on the defence you lose your momentum and edge.

Good fighters master the art of moving two feet forward, squaring and pivoting. They don’t rush in one straight line. They move, assess, turn and move. At times, they appear to move only in circles but they are always closing in. Anticipating the kill shot. Assessing whether the kill is even necessary.

We are remembered for the battles we choose to fight. So fight smart and choose them wisely. In a weak cause there is no triumph, only risk.