It's a good day to die
Samurai, like all great warriors, live with a constant awareness of death. That today might very well be their last day, their last battle. So, it is best to give it all you’ve got.
Like the native american warriors who ran fiercely into battle shouting, Today is a good day to die!, this knowledge of death galvanised the Samurai.
Here is a short Samurai exercise, that has shook many from their lethargic sleep:
“How do you feel?” One asked
“Like one who has risen in the morning and doesn’t know whether he will be dead in the evening.”
Remember, you will die.
Get skin in the game.