The four levels of awareness
WHITE: lack of awareness/ the victim syndrome
This is a dangerously low level of awareness. It is the condition occupied
by most people most of the time.
Your chances of being aware of any threat, of avoiding an attack
or issuing a counter-attack are greatly reduced.
This condition must therefore be avoided at all times and at all costs.
YELLOW: awareness- evaluation – avoidance
By developing a calm, subliminal awareness – not paranoia –
you will be aware of a change in the environement and have time to adjust.
ORANGE: response to threat/ making a decision
You will be able very quickly to evaluate the threat
and put in place strategies and tactics to avoid or otherwise
deal with the threat in an effective and efficient manner.
RED: fight or flight/ the pre-emtive strike
Fight or flight – the moment of truth.
If you have to fight, be first, be fast and be ferocious.
It’s better to be pro-active than reactive. Seize the initiative before it’s too late.
Condition red should be seen as an automatic,
virtually instant trigger for full blooded, totally committed action.