Last Tuesday, I took advantage of the great weather and decided to go on a bike ride. While getting everything ready, I realized that I didn't have my headlight or tailight, and they were nowhere to be found! My initial reaction was some curse words and a feeling of anger and frustration at my wife, … Continue reading Bike Ride to Calm
In Paulo Guillobel's Mastering the 21 Immutable Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he describes the Braveheart analogy. It happens to be the 6th immutable principle and applies to life in general. The principle, in a nutshell, is to face your enemy. The enemy in BJJ might be your opponent's guard. Many jiu jitsu practitioners may want … Continue reading Face Your Enemy
Once you have reasoned through a string of thoughts and believe to have a solution to whatever problem you are facing, you would benefit greatly from writing this thought process down. In writing out your process, the number of things of which you did not think will probably shock you. Then, as you reason through … Continue reading The Secret Power of Writing Stuff Down
Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?
What is so scary about leaving a job in search of another? A common theme I've written about often is removing yourself from your comfort zone and taking on some torment and torture now and then. Indeed, here are a few: Choose Your Suffering (09/26/2017)Stepping Away from Your Comfort Zone (05/22/2018)Less Comfort and More Suffering … Continue reading A Little Misery Goes a Long Way