A Commitment To Integrity

Not all battles are not meant to be won. The best way forward is not always through. Sometimes we need to step back, regroup, and look at things from a different perspective. Commitment to a direction, an idea, or a relationship is important if we want to be successful with it. Nothing worthwhile is accomplished…

Consistency Gives Us Context

If we want to know what works and what does not, if we want to know what matters and makes the most difference in our lives, we must first begin with some degree of consistency. By establishing a consistent baseline of values, principles, and behaviors, it becomes much easier to determine the causes of our…

The Dividing Line Between Success And Failure

Some of the world’s greatest innovations were borne out of necessity and limited resources. Limitations do not have to be seen as restrictive boundaries within which we are stuck and unable to escape. With a shift in mindset, away from hopelessness and toward creative solutions, our limitations, whether they be time, tools, or resources, actually…

Start With Your Limitations

Know your limitations, push them, but also respect them. We are who we are and, event though we can become better versions of ourselves, there are certain aspects of our nature that we simply cannot overcome. Instead of constantly fighting against these perceived limitations, we must learn to live with, embrace, and even accentuate them….

The Limitations of Kindness

Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo. Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artwork by Ana, except where otherwise noted If you found…