Fear of Success is Fear of Change

When another person tells you that your idea won’t work, it may be because they are afraid that it will. We should not take all feedback at face value. We must always consider the source, the source’s history, and the source’s agenda. It is very rare to find someone who is objective and transparent enough…

Success is a Process of Becoming

Success is not what we accumulate, but who we become. There is no mystical end point where we can say that we have arrived and that our work is done. If we are driven in any way, we will want to and we must continue to move forward. If there is no final destination where…

Randori: Failure as a Path to Rapid Learning & Growth

Failure is an essential component to rapid learning and growth. It is often said that martial arts which incorporate live, resistance-based, freestyle sparring (randori) create more effective martial artists more quickly than those that do not. Why is that? Simply put, people who regularly spar with each other fail more often than people who do…

The Risk of Momentum

“The best rock ‘n roll is always on the verge of chaos.” -Unknown When we gain some momentum in our lives, when we are moving full speed ahead without a care in the world, we are at our most confident and our most sure, but we are also at our highest risk for failure. This…

Being Wrong is Part of the Process

If more successful people talked about how many times they thought about quitting or were forced to pivot, we’d have more successful people. Not everyone is meant to lead the charge into unfamiliar territory. Most people need to follow someone who has already been to the other side, someone who can tell them how to…