...Just, Ukemi all over the darn place. It wasn’t by choice, but falling quickly became my second favorite past time. My first was providing unsolicited sarcasm laced commentary. Anyways, back to my point. Every fall was different. Some had me facing the sky, while others had me involuntarily breathing in dirt. For me, it wasn’t about not falling. I knew I would fall again, I had a natural inclination for it. It was about learning how to take the hit. So when I got knocked down, the getting up would be a little less painful. I was, one might argue, a Jedi Master of falling. The result of an incalculable number of scrapes...Read More
...I urge, no I beseech you. Go out there and do it! Fake it till you make it! Rise and Grind! Hustle & Flow, oh wait, that’s a movie. Now is the moment we all jump onboard #TEAMOURSELVES and #TEAMICANDOIT! Truth be told, there will be times when you second guess yourself. There may be times when you question your resolve. When this happens, I want you to think about David Bowie...Read More
...For every negative, there is a positive. While this world may have people that choose to exist through anger, greed, and hate. There are many more who understand that love, compassion, and empathy push forward the development of our race. William Shakespeare wrote, “O! It is excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.” To use strength wisely, is to use it correctly. I believe that as long as we utilize the power of compassion to overcome adversity, we may succeed in turning the troublemakers into, well, love makers.
...No matter the obstacle, we must maintain diligence in our pursuit of passion and purpose. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” So walk. Crawl if you must. But never stop trying to get there!Read More