Goal Setting the Right Way

              The concept of “goal setting” was first introduced as psychological construct in the 1930s in an attempt to understand learning and behavior. Goals are an important part of the motivational process but not achieving goals is unfortunately very common. A lot of us are mixed-martial artists, jiu-jitsu practitioners, boxers,…

Plan your Work, Work your Plan.

Since I can remember, I’ve always had an issue with biting off more than I can chew. I tend to stack myself with so many projects and tasks that I get overwhelmed, stressed and filled with anxiety that success becomes seemingly unattainable. I do the same in  Jiu-Jitsu, setting goals and standards of living that…

Mixed Signals

It is now a day over 5 weeks since I hurt my ribs in training. This is a really frustrating time because my body feels like it is ready to go and my mind is incredibly anxious to let my body loose. The big issue is that this is the window where re-injury is most…

Injury as a Blessing in Disguise

Today marks the fourth week that I’ve been on the shelf. My original plan was to get back to the mats in a light training capacity by this point, but reality’s reared its ugly head. Congruent with all of my training partners and health professional friends, realistically speaking, it will probably be about another 2…

Snoozing and Losing

If you’re like me, you probably hit the snooze button a few times before you have to wake up. Waking up early for training sessions has always been incredibly difficult and somehow I think I’m doing myself a favor by hitting the snooze button for half an hour before I actually decide to wake up.…

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Unfortunately over the last few weeks the “real world” has taken its toll. I’ve had to work only 3 days after injuring myself and taking care of things at home has been an even larger, more daunting task. Add to that my natural affinity towards movement and I don’t feel like I’ve been able to…

Die Trying

One person that perhaps has had the biggest impact in my life is that of my former therapist I used to see for issues related to anxiety. She would ask me questions at times that I would reply with “I am trying.” One day, she put a pen on her desk and said “Try to…