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Habits & Goal-Setting

Boost your health and performance by setting effective goals, taking action and building healthy habits.

Most Habit-Building Advice Is Wrong

Why is it so easy to create some habits but so tough to create others? The typical advice out there—practise something consistently over a certain period of time, such as 21 days—doesn’t always work. And when this seemingly reasonable formula doesn’t work for us, it can be incredibly demoralizing. It turns out that [...]

2023-08-14T15:06:55-07:00August 14th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|

I Was So Overwhelmed

The best way to overcome a lack of motivation and the resulting inertia is to break a project down into small actions. This has been of tremendous value to me in all aspects of my life and martial arts training. But this tactic does have a caveat. If we keep our actions TOO small, [...]

2023-07-17T16:23:35-07:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|

When Your Routine Becomes A Prison

Every martial artist knows that consistency is what gets results. If you want to kick ass at martial arts, you need to put in the reps on a consistent basis. And the more consistent the better. But what people don’t talk about is the downside of consistency: that point at which your routine [...]

2023-06-26T12:16:03-07:00June 26th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|

How To Transform Jealousy Into Something Positive

Jealousy is admiration plus comparison. Think about it. That martial artist you’re jealous of: you admire them and you’re impressed by them. That’s the core of it. That jealousy only comes into play when you start comparing yourself to them. They seem better than you, and you don’t measure up. And now you’re [...]

2023-03-06T13:58:57-08:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|

Why I Finally Let My Kids Quit Karate

My kids wanted to quit karate long before I actually let them. I should’ve listened to them sooner. At first they loved karate. I never had trouble getting them to the dojo. They’d train hard while they were there. They’d practise at home. They’d push themselves for belt tests [...]

2023-02-20T06:59:10-08:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|
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