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Staying Left of the Bang

Staying Left of the Bang

In the military, soldiers are trained to have a mindset that is proactive and that is always on the lookout for potential problems. Developing this mindset helps people to anticipate bad events before they happen. It doesn’t have anything to do with being psychic. Rather, it deals with recognizing patterns and analyzing situations, and then having the ability to add in problem-solving and critical thinking to put a damper on the situation before it escalates, or to leave the area. Soldiers call this staying “left of the bang”. The bang is the dangerous event, and it could be anything from […]

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Tips to Improve Situational Awareness

Tips to Improve Situational Awareness

A lot of people who end up attacked and injured say they never saw the attack coming, or that they saw it at the last minute and didn’t know what to do. Many people simply don’t know how to recognize a bad situation even when they are in one, and it’s getting people hurt and sometimes killed. You need to learn how to improve your situational awareness. Constant awareness can be tiring, but it is possible. In fact, it is essential if you hope to last for long. Know your surroundings. Be aware of what’s happening in them. This means […]

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