In any conflict we may face we will try to overcome the adversary in such a manner that we are "winning".
Victory then is subjective to the one proposing the opposition to which you must react. In reality victory would be set by the one deciding, not the
one who opposes and wins or loses. A reaction is just the response to stimulus, it is not a decision to win. The action is the stimulus. It is a
decision. Victory can only be decided, not discovered.
Most people when faced with a situation they did not create, spend less time trying to understand it than trying to overcome it. Fight or flight. The
problem is that sometimes the response is the exact reaction your adversary was counting on. If I know a small animal will run, I will scare it and
make it run into my waiting trap. If I know it will fight, I will run and make it chase me into my waiting trap. Always when an adversary prepares for
your response after knowing you, you must consider that your response, your instinct might betray you.
In those situations, study your adversary. Do not react immediately. Feign loss. Let him relax his guard and allow the distance to close. A closer
enemy you do not understand is better than a far off enemy you do.
A close enemy will only teach you by you not knowing him, a far enemy will fool you by your knowledge of him. You will sit looking for him far and
sweepingly. The close enemy you will watch closely and attentively to the smallest detail.
When you do not know your enemy and are under attack, let your loss be your teacher and so allow victory to be yours in the last possible moment. Let
the taste of victory be sweet for him, so that he opens wide to receive it.
None that have secured victory bring their war to their celebration of it. None that have tasted defeat leave their war behind them, even in
It is never too late and too expensive to secure your victory. Decide what it is, how your enemy will fail, and allow him to do so.
Do not let him see you coming. If he is greater than you, let his power be your ally. If he is weaker than you, let his fragility be yours too so that
even he is defending you. Let your enemies attack your weakest. Sacrifice one battle, so that your enemy will lose two. 1 in attacking only your
weakest, 2 in then showing his strength.
know that all adversaries are flawed. None is all powerful that he not fear or have to defend. Look for his defense and trick him into doubling it,
focusing on it. Look for his strong points and ignore them, making him use energy keeping them to you.
Neutralize his ambition of your worthiness in battle if he seeks honor by your downfall. Entice him to seek you out in anger if he is not concerned
with the virtue of your defeat at his hands.
Encircle his mind with your war if he is untouchable. Let his first and last thought be of you, draw him to you. If he is amongst you, let the last
thing he thinks of be of you, make him forget you. Draw him away from you. Keep him at the distance you can manage to wage your war or not, but on
Decide when the battle will be, decide how the battle will be fought. Act and force your enemy to react to you, even when he is the aggressor. Even
when he is the one to attack, make him defend.
Be the adversary that opposes his opposition. Be the nemesis to his every act of war. Be the antithesis to his every aggression. When he is not in
opposition, be the unity itself of the two. If he opposes oppose. If he unifies, unite.
That is war. It is not just victory, it is war. The logical end to war is peace. That is also the stage for its inception. The cycle you must decide
upon. The wheel of fate we place ourselves on as mortal men. The cycle of destiny we encircle as we overcome all. We overcome when we decide to do so.
Choose your war. commit. Decide.
Do not let your adversary choose for you. Neutralize his choice of opposition to you with your choice of victory.
edit on 28-9-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)