Quotes

Cus D’Amato on Self Control

Cus D’Amato on Self Control

“Boxing is a sport of self-control. You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you… Fear is a friend of exceptional people.” – Cus D’Amato

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.

Seneca

I implore you to start matching your work ethic and your actions to your mouth.

A meditation to increase empathy

A meditation to increase empathy

“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own – not of the same blood and birth, but the same m ...[Read More]

“In taking up another’s cross, one must sometimes get crushed by the weight.”

Paul Kalanithi

Eutemia

Eutemia

“According to Seneca, the Greek word Eutemia is one we should think of often.  It is the sense of our own path and how to stay on it without getting distracted by all the others that intersect it.  It’s not about beating or having more than the other guy.  It’s about being what you are and being as good as possible at it without succumbing to all the things that draw you away from it.  It’s about ...[Read More]

The Truth

The Truth

The truth is not trendy; it remains constant through time and unaffected by opinion or culture. – John Bevere

worry that they are always watching

worry that they are always watching

Don’t worry that children never listen to you.  Worry that they are always watching you.

I never lose

I never lose

I never lose.  Either I win or I learn.

Is your time worth it?

Is your time worth it?

Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry? ~ Robert Tew