Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Periphery of Greatness

The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

And you have burned so very, very brightly.

-Blade runner (1982)-

 Benaiah  was a valiant fighter who performed great exploits.

 He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors.

 He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.

  He struck down a huge Egyptian

 who had a spear in his hand, with a club.

 He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with it.

Be a Lion Chaser !!

It's not the compromise of the cautious....
 but the blood of martyrs that is the seed of greatness.
History doesn't say  Benaiah was a prudent warrior it says he was a valiant one.
A normal person would run away, not a lion chaser !
We don't see 500 pound problems, we see giant opportunities.

We grab life by the mane......
A lion chaser doesn't try to avoid situations where the odds are against them.
A lion chaser knows that going against the odds
 sets the stage for unparalleled results.

Those are the experiences that make life worth living.
Those are the experiences worth telling stories about.

Black belt Candidate Robbie 'Bic' Thompson leading Grand Master Buz Durkin

Joe Lewis earned a reputation as a gifted athlete and was obsessed with training.
If he worked late,
 he would sneak into a storage closet to get his workouts in while his platoon slept.
He earned his first black belt in just three months time, the second in seven.
 He worked out between 3 and 5 hours per day.

You'll never know history's opinion of your story,

'The Animals of Uechi Ryu'
 Focus on doing the right thing, and not on other people’s opinion!

I take it personally when a student 'loses their way'.......
But I've learned that I can only show them the path; not walk it for them.

 Direct your children onto the right path,

and when they are older, they will not leave it.

Proverbs 22:6