Here is a game I play with myself that I think more people should. “What if everyone close to you died and it was just you one day?” Now I understand this is an incredibly morbid way to think and wish this upon no one but there is a reason for this. At the mostContinue reading “#176 thought experiment”
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#175 Rest easy
Why is a fighter filled with relief as soon as the bout is done? Because regardless of the emotional reactions that come with losing, there is a sliver of peace that accompanies the end of a fight. A moment of presence where there is little concern about past or future. The worries of cutting weight,Continue reading “#175 Rest easy”
#171 It doesn’t have to be fun..
Over time, we discover that much of life boils down to finding your balance. While discovering your passion and committing fully to it is something enjoyable, it will mean knuckling down on days where you don’t want to. Example: I and many others who have discovered the beauty and empowerment of mastering your strength, enjoyContinue reading “#171 It doesn’t have to be fun..”
#168 “You win or you learn”
Oftentimes you will hear a coach or a family member repeat this phrase “you win or you learn”. While there is truth to the idea that losses can highlight areas of weakness, making you reevaluate your process more deeply, it is not to say that this is only possible through losing. In fact, it isContinue reading “#168 “You win or you learn””
Last night I was flipping through Netflix looking for something to occupy my mind and I came across Magnetic, a jaw dropping film about athletes traveling to the worlds most remote locations. It’s hard to tell what’s more impressive between the athletes themselves and the spectacular views from the islands of Hawaii to the FrenchContinue reading “#166 Stillness”
#164 Its not about fighting
Many of us, like myself, are drawn to the nature of fighting and being capable in a physical altercation. For as far back as the history books will take us, we have wrestled, boxed and found ways to fight each other. There is an allure to being “the knight in shining armor” who can beatContinue reading “#164 Its not about fighting”
#159 Highs and Lows
There’s nothing as crushing as the feeling of the lowest of lows. But what if it was necessary in order to reach the highest of highs. Perhaps the pain and suffering is a necessary exchange for every reward. Behind every thunderstorm is a rainbow.
#157 There’s always something..
Something that occurred to me yesterday, while tagging along with Rafael for his “recovery day”, is that there is always something we can be doing to get better, even if it is resting. What matters, is that it goes along with your purpose. Getting stronger, getting in a better state of mind, better sleep, moreContinue reading “#157 There’s always something..”
#155 Inner strength
Deep within the soul lies your our true strength. Strength that can only be reached by being broken. Only when the spirit is tested and the will is bent to a degree that would cause any normal human to give up. When you give in, and you will, that doesn’t mean you are weak, itContinue reading “#155 Inner strength”
#154 Shed your layers
It’s Monday and after a great day of rest for many it’s the perfect opportunity to get out into the world and build your dream. Say goodbye to the old you as you begin to fill the shoes of the person you are trying to be. Accept you are at this moment while knowing thereContinue reading “#154 Shed your layers”