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Thinking Differently

Thinking Differently

 

You can choose to think like everyone else, or you can choose to think differently. But make no mistake, it is a choice. Sometimes it pays to be like-minded, but other times it is the very obstacle that…

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Self- Motivation: the key to sustaining effort

You've decided to start a new exercise program to get in shape, or maybe you're finally ready to commit to the study of martial arts you've always wanted to do. Perhaps learning a musical instrument or a second language has…

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HOW TO GET GOOD AT SOMETHING: Effort, Time, Enthusiasm

Recently, in a Saturday morning karate class, I had a great discussion with my young martial artists, their ages 8, 11 and 12. Before starting our routine of punches, kicks, blocks, jumping kicks, kata's and self defense techniques which make…

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9-year-old baseball: The problematic first year of kid-pitch

The need for proper instruction to develop skill couldn't be more clear than in the first year of kid pitch, nine-year-old baseball. Anyone who has experienced this transitional year for young players would probably have to agree on one thing…

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MLB Pitcher handles heckler using Yin and Yang

While sitting in the dugout, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel recently dealt with an obnoxious heckler in a most excellent way. Instead of responding in anger, like so many people do when there is confrontation, Keuchel tossed the heckler a…