We consider shocks modeling in a 'natural' scale which is a discrete scale of natural numbers. A system is subject to the shock process and its survival probability and other relevant characteristics are studied in this scale. It turns out that all relations for the probabilities of interest become much easier in the new scale as compared with the conventional chronological time scale. Furthermore, it does not matter what type of the point process of shocks is considered. The shock processes with delays and the analog of a shot-noise process are discussed. Another example of the application of this concept is presented for systems with finite number of components described by signatures. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.