Devote yourself to reading.
Controlling unwanted thoughts is not the problem. Believing, thrusting, and taking direction from them is.
In order to have different things we must become someone different.
The fact that you are not perfect may come as a surprise to you but it is not a surprise to anyone else.
The brain is a wonderful thing. It will always give you an answer to the questions you ask. The problem comes from the questions you ask yourself. Your brain will only answer exactly what it is asked.
As soon as you see the need to change your partner to save the relationship, it is then time to end it.
People who achieve the greatest success are the people who have the most fun getting there.
Self-esteem is important because it sets up a powerful cycle of personal growth and willingness to take risks.
If Jiu Jitsu does not make you a better father, son, mother, daughter, wife or husband, you are missing the point. If Jiu Jitsu does not leave you viewing strangers in a kinder light, you are missing the point. If you are not better equipped to deal with the vicissitudes of life due to your training, then you are not really training.
The greatest thing about our times is that you don’t need permission to express yourself the way you wish. Sometimes people tell themselves they can’t do it, because they’re missing this or that, but historically, specialization is a recent convention. Most of us are born natural polymaths.