On the Gentle Art #10

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Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die, is the usual turn of phrase for Tennyson’s popularized poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. But of course, that’s crap. I have always maintained that the most important question is the why. Many times however, we all get stuck in the how. This applies to all things in life whether at your job, in school, and especially on the Jiujitsu mats. We’ve all been there; at a job that we couldn’t wait to land because of our idealized sense of it, only to find ourselves buried in mundane tasks that after a while make us lose our sense of what attracted us in the first place. At times, this happens to me on the Jiujitsu mats, and I suspect that it happens to many of you also. Last night’s class was one of those occasions. Continue reading “On the Gentle Art #10”

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