Talk is talk! Everyone is entitled to an opinion and has the right to speak whatever they would like. Sometimes, it’s funny, entertaining, thought provoking etc. So many ideas floating around at times it is hard to decipher fact from fiction especially when comes to the keys to being your Personal Best, physical mental and spiritual health.
To cut through the clutter, we all need a strategy to help find our way to what will provide the greatest utility to us. A simple rule I have used to help me cut though all the opinions is to ask this question, “Does the person who is sharing their wisdom actively follow their own advice and do they have the results to prove it?”
Talking the talk is easy. We can all sound credible by parroting what has been said by others. When it comes to finding a role model though, my number one is always, does the person “walk the walk.” If he or she does then I know they have the depth of experience to mentor me through the inevitable ups and downs of implementation. If they don’t, I will be left going it alone which is not as good as having someone to guide me.
Children These Day…..
Posted: February 02, 2023
I was speaking to a parent/teacher who works with children every day. She absolutely loves her job the team she works with and the children she teaches.
That being said, she was adamant about the fact that children today seem to lack the resilience of children when she first became an educator some 30 years ago.
What’s the reason for this? While there are a lot of things to point to, I can tell you for sure my daughters never experienced the drudgery of having to go to the heavy leather-bound encyclopedias to find what they were looking for, rather they just went to their BBF Google and entered typed. They never sat for hours trying to figure out homework alone, rather they just Facetime a friend and work on it together. Finally, they never had to walk 5 miles to school without shoes…. Never mind…. neither did I.
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.