Setting Our Pace

Simply because we are capable of something does not mean that we should do it. In fact, there is a great deal that we can do that we simply should not. Obviously, some things we are capable of are just plain wrong. We should not do them because they are immoral, unethical, or harmful to…

Sustainable Success

We must know ourselves, our boundaries, and our limitations if we are to be sustainably successful. It is easy to do almost anything for a little while. We can push ourselves, or allow others to push us, to our limits, and even beyond them, and be successful for a time. But, at some point, our…

Creating A Sustainable Definition Of Success

If our success is contingent upon climbing someone else’s ladder, what happens to us if the ladder breaks, gets stolen, or sold whilst we are mid-climb? When we really think about it, relying on other people’s definitions of success is not sustainable. It is a moving target. If we rely on others to define success…

Joy And Difficulty For A Sustainable Practice

“I think the most important thing is to have fun. Everyone wants to progress, to get better, but, if you have fun, you will never quit… you will always do it. Eventually, everyone gets better. If you have fun, you will keep showing up.“— Caio Terra, 12x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion In whatever we do, we…

Sustainability in Practice

A mediocre practice that we maintain is better than an exceptional practice that we quit. It is good to push ourselves, to try to reach beyond our capabilities, and to expand our limitations, but not if it continually burns us out. Burn out is not sustainable and a practice, by definition, must be sustainable. It…