Be Who You Are With Kindness

Be yourself, but first, be kind. It is important to be authentic and honest, but it is more important to temper that with humility and compassion. Without humility and compassion, it becomes easy to deceive ourselves into thinking that authenticity and honesty mean saying whatever we feel like to whomever we feel like saying it….

True Confidence Begins with Humility

“That’s the funny thing about confidence: the incorrect amount of it and nothing will ever happen.” —Robert Downey Jr. True confidence requires humility. Humility is the ability to see ourselves objectively, as we are, and to accept and embrace what we see, the good and the bad. Humility keeps us from straying too far into…

Facing The Challenge (To Who We Think We Are)

Who you think you are is your greatest obstacle to growth and progress along the way. We all step onto the mats with a certain amount of ego — a self-perception, self-protection, and self-projection — that we consciously or unconsciously hide behind. As we train, if we are being challenged in a safe and healthy…