I remember back when I was in high school, I was on the wrestling team. It was probably the best shape I’d ever been in.
I had no idea when I started, one of my coaches recommended it.
Our practice was broken down into three basic parts. Drills, conditioning, and strategy.
The drills I understood, as you need to learn some moves if you are going to win matches.
The conditioning I also understood, since you need to be in shape to last long enough to win matches.
The strategy is what surprised me most. Not because we practiced it, but because a lot of it was mental.
Meaning the coach would ask us what move we’d do if our opponent did X, Y or Z. And how we would respond if they countered with A, B, and C.
Of course, when you’re on the mat, fighting some guy you’ve never met before, you’ve got to have these moves, counter moves, and strategies down.
Clearly, watching a couple of world class athletes in a highly skilled “fight” is a lot different than watching a couple of dudes brawl on the street.
One is a highly trained dance, while the other is a often quick slugfest, usually won by the guy that’s not the most skilled, but by the guy that got the jump on the other guy.
It’s no secret why we use language that describes physical fighting to also describe verbal fighting.
“Win” and argument, “defend” your position, “out-maneuver” your opponent.
That’s why preparing yourself for verbal battle is just as important for preparing yourself for physical battle.
And as I’m sure you are well aware, verbal battles happen much, much more frequently than physical battles.
And they happen when and where you’d least expect them. Bosses, coworkers, friends, relationships.
Which means if you take the time to prepare, you’ll have a HUGE advantage over everybody else. There’s a set of language patterns that will make you UNBEATABLE in verbal battles.
Not only that, but you’ll be so eloquent, that they won’t even know what happened. You’ll come out on top, AND smelling like a rose.
Find out how: