Luck Is Not A Plan

Some people are born lucky. They are born smart, talented, beautiful, wealthy, or some combination of these. Most of us are not. Most of us have to work for what we have, what we want, and who we want to be. To compare ourselves to the lucky is beyond foolish. The lucky did not become…

The Mouse And The Trap (A Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Do not chase your opponents into their game. The longer we practice jiu-jitsu, the more we develop our own uniquely personal technical-style, strategies, and tactics. While this is happening, however, our training partners are also working on improving and developing their own personal styles as well, their own games, so to speak. Like us, they,…

Aligning With Our Purpose

If our reason for doing something is strong enough, it makes the how seem a lot less difficult. When the why in our hearts and minds is in opposition with the why of our actions, we experience internal dissonance. This dissonance causes feelings of confusion or conflict about the path we are on, whether chosen…