Time From Routines

Routines give us the gift of time.  We cannot make our days longer, but having routines can make them more productive.  Routines free up our mental space so that we do not have to spend as much time figuring out how to use the hours we have.  Less time wasted on unnecessary decisions empowers us…

Wasted Time

Giving our time and attention to those who will never know or care that we did is a fruitless endeavor.  With limited resources at our disposal, we must be careful how we allocate them.  What we give to one person or situation cannot be given to another.  Once given, it is gone, never to return. …

Time Leads Us Astray

We must be careful to not let time pull us away from our path. It is easy to stray from our goals and our purpose. There are limitless distractions and excuses available to us at all times. If we are diligent, we are able to see most of these for what they are and will…

Memories Or Regrets

There is no way to get our time back. Once it passes, it does not return. We get what we get and we must choose how to use it. We can either create memories or regrets. The choice is ours. Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it…

Prioritizing Importance

There is only so much we can accomplish in a day. As long as we have used our time wisely and have not squandered it, we should not be hard on ourselves for tasks left undone. If we have prioritized well, the things we were unable to get to were the least important anyway. We…