Sun Tzu, the master and author of the “Art of War” knew that having a powerful grasp on the situation and increasing what is called his “State of Awareness” can lead to victory after victory on the battlefield. In some circles it’s been called the “All-Seeing Eye”, and one that never rests.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” – Sun Tzu

A simple quote like the one above can be misleading, though, since knowing your enemy, yourself, Heaven and Earth is a complex and rigorous process. It takes a lot of work, yet the payoff is real success. For example:

The folks who live and die in this realm work in the Special Ops world, fire service, law enforcement, and extreme athletes, and this skill puts them in the top 10% of the population when it comes to ability and function.

Within that community there is another group that narrows the playing field, it’s where out of that top 10% emerges a much smaller group that functions constantly at such an extreme level.

It is where intuition, analysis, recognition, experience, knowledge and understanding converge. It’s a place beyond the idea of situational awareness and individuals become more capable than most.

You may or may not know that guy that is always on, the one that never flinches, that is always calm, and that makes life look effortless.

I have some questions for you: