The above is an action phrase I use to keep my head in the right place. I owe it to Tony Blauer,
whose company Blauer Tactical Systems uses the phrase "Choose Safety" as a quick, easy to
remember reminder to the trainee to always do the thing that keeps them safe. This is my take
When in doubt - always do the thing that makes you stronger. Choose Strength.
Simple to remember, and strong enough in their call to action - these two words have helped
me in my training, in my thinking, and in my life.
When I've been tired in a training session, and I want to skip an exercise I know I get benefit
from that phrase comes to mind - Choose Strength. What it means to me is strong enough to
change my thoughts and attitude.
The phrase is a reminder that the power and responsibility are mine, and that my outcome in
training is based on the decisions I make.
I can choose to go to bed by a certain time every night, so I'm rested enough to perform well
and recover well.
I can choose to eat foods that will support my training and my health.
I can choose to do the work that is necessary to elicit the result I desire.
If I simply decide to Choose Strength, in less than a second I can cut through the nonsense of
how I feel about doing something and start moving in a positive direction.
The doubt, discouragement, fear, distraction, etc are gone.
It becomes a simple equation of action equals result.
The cool thing is, choosing strength starts to flow over into the other areas of your life.
When in doubt - Choose Strength, and move forward.
If you need help, hit me up.
If you need training - I have several options. We can find one that fits.
I'm here to help.
Eric Chasko is the head of Redemption. He is a Performance Enhancement Specialist, Certified Underground Strength Coach, and Progressive Fighting Systems Full Instructor. From young athletes to busy professionals, he helps people develop the physical, mental, and emotional strength to win on the field, on the street, and in life.