Situations can be influenced to different outcome and your actions can have direct impact: 

  • Not being prepared or taking a situation seriously
  • Ego, don’t let it trick you into a situation you don’t want to be in
  • Lack of knowledge or training to deal with the situation
Puzzle pieces fitting together

You are in a crowd and someone grabs your wrist.  You immediately tense up and turn around quickly.  You don’t know them and they try to pull you away from your friends suggesting they want to talk.  A trained martial artist will actively try and break the hold while someone without training should shout “let me go” loudly and repeatedly until the attacker releases.