Tag Archives: discomfort

Conflict as a learning tool

I’ve done talks, co-written articles and published blogs about conflict.  When I experience conflict, it never feels good or goes as smooth as I write about it on paper.  But, conflict remains a tremendous learning tool. Conflict can always be … Continue reading

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Polar Forces

All life lies in the movement resulting from the clash between two polar forces, love and conflict. -Empedocles You touch gloves, you punch each other, you hug at the end of a fight. As boxers, in the ring, we engage … Continue reading

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The only choice

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability -Maria Popova We are approaching a fight weekend.  I love the approach.  Everything gets a little more intense, focus narrows down,  preparation is really done and … Continue reading

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Sometimes

Sometimes I sit in the gym when it’s quiet.  Just me, the dogs and this blog.  I’ll have so much to say but I’m not certain how to say it or how to organize the scrambled thoughts into organized and … Continue reading

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New habits

I’ve referenced the type of effort and commitment it takes to develop new habits.  Whether you are taking a negative phrase and making it positive, stopping swearing, bringing your jab back to your eyebrow or eating smaller portions, it can … Continue reading

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Keep on punching

There is a lot of turnover in boxing competitors. Coaches witness hundreds of athletes go through the experiences of training and competition.  Every single boxer meets the match within themselves that is their make or break point.  The match they … Continue reading

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Becoming our potential

We went to Golden Gloves full of potential and hope.  Both boxers Will and Precious put everything they could into their training.  We started 7 weeks out and began the regimen of boxing skills, running and sprinting.  Two weeks in … Continue reading

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Embracing the positive and the negative

There is nothing wrong with absorbing uplifting information, but there is another side of the coin that needs to be addressed if we wish to actually grow and change in the world- Alec Cope http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com Tomorrow is weigh in time … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Process, Each Step

Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and this thing must be obtained. – Marie Curie … Continue reading

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Unknown

Yesterday a boxer asked me what kind of boxers could we expect heading up to Canada this weekend. I had to answer, “I don’t know.” I just gave him a big heaping pile of unknown! At this level of amateur … Continue reading

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