Looking For Strength In Others

It is quite possible that the things that bother us most about others are actually their strengths. As we get to know people, certain qualities in their character, personality, and demeanor begin to stand out. We start to notice patterns of attitude, belief, and behavior, that seem to repeat over and over again. Inevitably, over…

Together In Strength And Weakness

Sometimes we need other people to be strong for us where we are weak. We cannot do everything. We cannot be good at everything. We cannot fix everything. If we try to be all things in all ways to all people, we are setting ourselves up for failure, frustration, and disappointment. Not only that, but…

Balancing Weakness With Strength

When we see weakness, especially in those we claim to care about, we must choose whether we want to ignore it, exploit it, or support it. We all have flaws, insecurities, and shortcomings. None of us is anything close to perfect. Even the strongest amongst us is weak in some way. Sometimes we know how,…

Honoring Support

Sometimes all we need is the knowledge that someone else is willing to help us in order to gather the strength with which to help ourselves. It is important to know that we are not alone, that we have support, and that we have something or someone to fall back on if and when we…

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,…