Post some of the lessons that playing fighting games have taught you. Either it be concepts about strategy, life lessons, or simple little believes or saying. Anything that playing competitive fighting games have taught you. I’m really interested in hearing what others have learned to see if I missed anything.
Competitive fighting games have taught me far too much for me to summarize on one little post. For I have gained the whole entire module of success towards competitive fighting games in it’s entirety. I know what it takes, and can break down in great detail what it takes to be the bets and what training to undergo to do such. But I’ll share some of my later lessons.
Sometimes it is not your skill level that holds you back, but your paradigms and beliefs that keep your from becoming greater.
Everybody has a belief or paradigm that keeps them from growing as fast as they can or makes them hit a wall so that they can not improve. Either it be simplistic beliefs of cheapness and fairness, complex beliefs on what true skill is, or mental barriers not forged in fighting games at all that keep you from understanding the truth.
Those who go through all these barriers and learn all the lessons to be learned (or to an extent greater than anybody else in that community of gaming) will become the greatest.
Arrogance is foolish. With arrogance one settles. They are satisfied with their skill thus they don’t thrive to improve. Furthermore, they focus only on their strengths and ignore their weaknesses. Thus it gives the opponent the ability to understand your weaknesses better than you do giving them an advantage. And you never gnat to give your opponent an advantage.
and the last lesson to be learned by me before I retired
Never let your opponent want it more Their are certain situations that makes it easier for your opponent to want it more. Such as in a 3 out of 5 game spread when you are up 2 to 3 or even in a 3 out of 5 round spread when you are up too. You relax more thinking (oh if i lose i can just beat him the next round or letting pressure get off you) when you are up. Thus you allow your opponent to want it more who will fight harder. Or if your the favorite to win the tournament and you beat everybody with ease and you have to fight a not so well known player in the finals.
In these situations they have reasons to want it more, but simply don’t let them do it. Realize that the battle is not over to the last pixel of health is depleted and that goes both ways for when you are winning and when you are losing. Even though they have a reason to want it more it does not matter. For you can control your desires and blindly peak your desire to theirs.
the battle is not over to the lats pixel of health is depleted <-- this is a very basic ones that everybody probably knows
don’t turtle but fight fearlessly. Use the fact that they are anxious and want to get a simple attack out to your advantage. Instead overreactin in fear and thinking of the negative such as you rae going to lose ask yourself this simple and empowering question: How can I come back? This will open up your mind to strategies and set-ups that you KNOW your opponent will fall for and try them.
The brave defeat the cowardice, the fearless defeat the brave, the flawless defeat the fearless
Know your enemy and know yourself and you need not fear the outcome of a thousand battles. Fear manifests itself in second guessing oneself and hesitation. To focused on the emotion of nervousness getting in their way the fearful cowards are defeated easily. For we are what we believe. and fear is nothing but False Expectations Appearing Real. If we think only negatively then we will get negative results, if we think positively then we get positive results. One who is fearless is not limited by the cloak of fear and can fight and think on a level unlike any other. Only through fearlessness can one gain flawlessness. A level where instead of ones skill be inhibited by their negative beliefs they are powered into a level where they can operate at 150% their power and thoughts that are perceived as “genius” to others are simply common sense to you.
and the last one I guess I’ll say for the real hardcore super duper street fighter is my life players out their is
ask yourself the question
What’s more important: Living or winning?
After much contemplation or many hours of thought. Or after a burst of energy you can honestly answer with winning is more important then something happens. You can fight as if were impossible to fail. Fighting as if if you were to lose you would physically lose your life. Devoid of fear and activating your fight or flight response you activate focus beyond focus beyond negative thoughts giving everything you are and everything you ever will be. This question empowers one with determination and flawless ability.
well that’s all I post.