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Personal Best Pillars...

Posted: January 26, 2023

Each month at Personal Best our curriculum focuses on one philosophical aspect of self-development.  Each of the 12 months represent one key concept to honor our individual Personal Best potential.

Why are these 12 concepts referred to as pillars?  A pillar in architecture is structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below.  It is the provider of essential support.  It holds everything exactly in place so the structure can be used for its intended purpose.  I think each of us have an intended purpose as well.  When taken together and used consistently, all 12 pillars enable us to fulfill our intended purpose through the unleashing of our full potential.

So what are the 12 Pillars necessary for someone to reach their full potential?  Taken together they address a wholistic view of who we are.  Being your Personal Best is more than punching, kicking, being able to defend yourself in a fight or wearing a belt, though all that you will learn at a very high level if you commit to your training.


Timeless Lessons from a Grandmaster that will make you better in Martial Arts and in Life

Posted: July 08, 2022

Timeless Lessons from a Grandmaster that will make you better in Martial Arts and in Life

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee is considered to be the father of Tae Kwon Do in America.  One of the many contributions Grandmaster Rhee brought to the martial arts world was what he called, “the Seven Qualities of a Champion”.  It is a list of attributes that have both a physical and mental meaning. 


What Does Holding a Door Open Really Mean?

Posted: June 15, 2022

When I was younger, it was always reinforced to me to hold the door open for an adult. I never questioned the reasoning, rather it was just what I was asked to do as a child, so I took it at face value and did it. It became a habit, and it continues to this day with me always wanting to extend this small level of assistance to another. 

When I look a little deeper, the act of holding a door open is an act of humility. It says to the person that you are happily putting their need above your own. It is an active practice of being present even if only for a moment to pause and let another pass.      

Holding a door open can provide a display of honor in the case of a person with a higher degree of authority than you. It can be a small expression of love to a family member. It can be a sign to a friend that you will always be there to assist him and to a stranger, it can be an acknowledgment of their importance without the expectation of future favoritism.


How To Maximize Your Mental Certainty To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be

Posted: February 04, 2022


In order to carry a Positive Action we must carry here a Positive Vision - Dalai Lama

Posted: January 20, 2022

 by Christopher Rappold

 

Each month at Personal Best our curriculum focuses on one philosophical aspect of self-development. Each of the 12 months represent one key to honoring our individual Personal Best potential.


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