Sunday, May 12, 2013

All the right words

My coach Roy Davis said something to me once.  It was a fairly innocent comment during training, when I was second guessing whether I could ever do something.  He said, “Anything is possible”.  I don’t think he realized the impact that tiny little statement had on me.  Anything is possible.  Three little words.  I took those words to heart.  Those words became a catalyst, a spark.  Three tiny little words that I needed to hear at that exact moment in my jiu jitsu journey to keep me moving forward on my path. 

Recently I dropped in on a class at one of our affiliate schools.  I’ve been working late a lot lately and I couldn’t make it to my school.  I had the pleasure of working with the instructor.  At one point he said, “Why do things harder, when you can do them smarter”.  I almost laughed out loud when he said it.  Why?  My husband has been telling me and my kids that for as long as I can remember.  But, I guess I never thought of it in the context of my jiu jitsu game.  It was another one of those moments.  It was just what I needed to hear.  It made me feel empowered in my own skin.  It made me see that my jiu jitsu can be amazing in the body I have right now.  I just have to make my body work for me.  Smarter.  Not harder. 

When you speak or write, remember that your words are powerful.  Choose them wisely.  The words I share in this blog are personal to me, and my hope is to always help and uplift and encourage.  To show others my struggles and my joys and triumphs and even the dark valleys that I’ve gone through.  I hope they even make you laugh or sometimes they might even make you cry.   I’ve learned over time the power of words. are you using your power?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sit up straight!

I thought I had pretty good posture.  Hey, I spent my childhood being told by teachers and adults to "sit up straight".  So, I thought I was doing a halfway decent job of it.  Just recently though, I had one of those moment on the mats, I realized that my posture was terrible.  Actually, it kind of sucks.  So, I'm working on my posture - back straight as an arrow and head up.  For me, it's the little things that eventually add up to create a tiny step forward in my jiu jitsu.  That's all I have for today folks.  Wishing you all peace, love and great jiu jitsu!  :)