Suppose surgery is coming soon that will inhibit you from doing several things that you love to do for 1-2 months. What frame of mind is best? How do you prepare yourself for this? My shoulder surgery is Thursday. Once it is over, there will be a period of time on pain medication and living … Continue reading Post Surgery Suck
What would you rather have? A new, state of the art surround sound entertainment center, or a trip anywhere in the world? When you think about questions like these, do you tend to think of short term rewards and gratification, or long term? Which will provide experience, growth, and a much better outlook on the … Continue reading Invest Less In Stuff And More In Experience
We face this question often, and it usually comes from ourselves. Things just are not going as you had hoped they would. Progress is not coming. So what's the point in trying, you ask yourself. We're all going to die someday anyway. We're still not going to get all the weight we want off. Very … Continue reading What's the Point?
In jiu-jitsu, one has countless opportunities to enter into a submission of which they cannot escape. Many submissions involving the arm, ankle, knee, wrist, or neck don't give you a whole lot of time to think about your situation. When these get compromised, you quickly tap out. There are situations, one of which I will … Continue reading Positive Near Death Experiences: A How To Guide
When we don't show up for a good habit, we lose a little bit of the momentum that we had built up for that good habit. That loss in absolute terms is greater than any of your gains. To illustrate, let's give a pretend score level of where you might be with a good habit … Continue reading The Importance of Showing Up