Life (And Business) Lessons I Learned from Martial Arts
In the Eastern paradigm of education, you do the application first and then the theory bubbles up. (In contrast, in the Western paradigm, the teacher first explains the theory to the student, who then applies the theory.)
Practice adapting to a changing environment and then implicitly learn through that.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
How you breathe will dictate everything from the type of athlete you are, to how you sleep, to how your body feels and looks.
At the core of breathing is connecting with ...
Being proficient at anything at full speed takes the willingness and patience to first go slowly, literally and figuratively.
Any professional athlete will tell you that the ritualistic nature of slowing down your craft is the key to success in that craft. You have to walk before you can run.
Words inspire, words inform, and words can destroy - if we let them.
The martial arts will teach you not to react to other’s problems, but to pay attention to your own. Learn not to react to words that are meant for harm.
To qualify to compete in an MMA fight, you need to be “complete.” In the fighting world, that means that no matter where the fight goes, standing up or if the action goes to the gro...
A business, like a fight, will push you beyond your comfort zone. You will eventually venture into unfamiliar territory.
Understand that it’s possible nothing will go your way, and you’ll have to take a vicious beating. But prepare for a fight and swing to win anyway.
Although MMA fighters are in a cage by themselves, a team of highly specialized professionals -- from massage therapists to sparring partners -- is essential for them to succeed in the ring.
In business, you need a team similar to an MMA outfit -- one comprised of people who can see things you can’t and make you strong where you are weak.
He studied poetry and philosophy in school. He focused his studies on Asian and Western philosophy, incorporating elements of Jiddu, Buddhism, Taoism, and Krishnamurti.
This helped h...