Month: April 2015

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I Can’t Breathe…

One of my fellow martial artist friends came up to me after class and said, "I can't breathe". Obviously, he could breathe and there was not need for paramedics or tracheotomy.  My friend said this, exasperated from the fairly strenuous workout we just had.  I found myself loudly saying, "That's the best part!", even though ...

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For the Sake of Success…

"You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."  -- The Dark Knight (2008)Lately, I've been very interested in this idea of whether it's possible to continue moving upwards in the leadership ranks and still keep certain principles or aspects of personal philosophy intact, or whether at some point, ...

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To Win, One Must Risk Losing…

The cost of winning is the potential risk of losing.In a match, in business, in poker, in love, in any game or any pursuit worth winning, you must risk losing to enter the game.  You must risk failing in order to win. Without the risk of loss, there is nothing to be won.Should it be ...