Archive for the ‘Inpirational’ Category

Setting Your Goals

Posted: July 15, 2014 in Attitude, Inpirational, Video

This is a really interesting video by Tony Robbins about setting goals (it’s a playlist of 35 minutes but very much worth it). He released it a few years ago around New Years as a motivational message to help people keep their resolutions but it’s just as relevant throughout the rest of the year. One of the more compelling messages in it for me was that, in order for you to make lasting change you have to “raise your standard”.

Whether or not you are a fan of motivational speakers, if you have the chance to do so, I challenge you to give this a chance, sit back and take it in. There is a lot of food for thought in here that I think can help us all get to the next level in our training goals.

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Pain is Temporary

Posted: August 6, 2011 in Inpirational

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

Lance Armstrong

This is an amazing talk by an incredible human being, John Wooden, famous basketball coach legend at UCLA.  There are so many lessons in this talk and the majority of them apply directly to martial arts training.  I pulled a lot of wisdom from this 17 minute talk.  Hope you can too.

For reference, here is the pyramid that is held up in the talk.  It’s useful to print out and keep handy.  Again, it’s surprising how many principles outlined on Mr. Wooden’s pyramid tie directly to work ethic in the dojo.