Go big or die
The Spartan warriors were taught from a very young age that surrender and giving up weren’t the options available to them. It was either fight until you win or die in the process. Dying on a battlefield meant achieving the highest form of glory and having a headstone, which was a huge deal in Sparta. Death and destruction were not something to be feared – they were to be fought or embraced. If a Spartan lost his weapons, he still fought using his teeth and nails, until his last breath.