Stillness Guides Progress

For those of us driven by creativity, by innovation, and progress, the idea of being still can feel threatening, sometimes even life-threatening. Some of us need to stay in motion in order to feel alive. We need to be doing something, to be working on something, or to be making something in order to feel…

Patience And Persistence (A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Be unphased while defending and unrelenting while attacking. If we are open and receptive to them, many of the skills and lessons learned from Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) transfer over into our lives off the mats. Through rolling (BJJ sparring), we learn over time how to be unphased when we are on the defensive and how…

Maintain Your Bearing

Another person’s longterm plans may not include you. No matter how much you may wish to be a part of someone else’s life and their longterm plans, they may not feel the same way. You may be on parallel paths now, but while you continue to move forward, they may be making decisions and taking…