I had never heard the phrase ‘ Train Hard Fight Easy ‘ before; until my husband quoted it recently. It came up in a conversation with our son about working and practising so he becomes better at whatever he is doing.
It’s a military term that, from what I can see, was coined by a Russian General, Alexander Suvorov, in the 18th century. The original quote being “What is difficult in training will become easy in a battle”. I’m not much into military stuff but I can see how the quote makes sense in that context and also in sport, which is what we were talking about as a family.
It got me thinking how it would fit in people’s everyday lives?
From time to time I do have things going on in my life that feel like a battle. I wonder if there’s a way to train to prepare for them so they become easier to handle?
I’ve taken these thoughts and developed a spread which looks at the following questions. You can download the spread to do for yourself.
- Where is the fight in my life?
- Where did the fight originate?
- Where will it go if I leave it unchecked?
- How can I train to release the fight?
- Where can I get help with my training?
- How will things resolve themselves if I apply myself to the training?
Next time I’ve got a situation in my life that feels like a battle, struggle or fight, this might help work it through.