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Bloody Elbows, Steep Cliffs, & Passing the Test

  “Will you succeed?  Yes!  You will indeed!  98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. Kid, you’ll move mountains.” – Dr Seuss I looked out over the valley. Nothing but mountains stretched out to the horizon. I reached for the tree branch. … Continue reading

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Sunsets, The Karate Kid & Adapting

“All failure is failure to adapt.  All success is successful adaptation.” – Max McKeown This was a bad idea. My 3 year old daughter & I were sitting on top of a sliding board. As we started to slide, I … Continue reading

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Adversity, Knee Braces, & Attitude

“If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.” ― Terry Goodkind  ADVERSITY enters our lives when we least expect it. How we deal with our challenges defines who we are. While training in jiu jitsu, I heard a … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey We do not appreciate what we have. We do a fantastic job of … Continue reading

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Walk Through the Valley

“In wine, there is truth.” ― Pliny the Elder High quality wine comes from grapes that experience tough conditions. The same is true in life. I was a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 6 years. It was … Continue reading

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Buried in the Past

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin Smoke BLANKETED the room. My adrenaline SURGED.  The sound of … Continue reading

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