Monday, October 25, 2010
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Every person's problems are different, so I can only say "analyze your opportunities and conditions and study your natural abilities." Form plans for improvement and then put them into operation. Now don't just say, "I am going to do so and so," but carry your plan into execution. Don't make an indefinite plan, but a definite one, and then don't give up until your object has been accomplished. Put these suggestions into practice
with true earnestness, and you will soon note astonishing results, and your whole life will be completely changed. An excellent motto for one of pure motives is: Through my will power I dare do what I want to. You will find this affirmation has a very strengthening effect.
The Spirit of Perseverance The spirit of "sticktoitiveness" is the one that wins. Many go just so far and then give up, whereas, if they had persevered a little longer, they would have won out. Many have much initiative, but instead of concentrating it into one channel, they diffuse it through several, thereby dissipating it to such an extent that its effect is lost.
Develop more determination, which is only the Will To Do, and when you start out to do something stick to it until you get results. Of course, before starting anything you must look ahead and see what the "finish leads to." You must select a road that will lead to "somewhere," rather than "nowhere." The journey must be productive of some kind of substantial results. The trouble with so many young men is that they launch enterprises without any end in sight. It is not so much the start as the finish of a journey that counts. Each little move should bring you nearer the goal which you planned to reach before the enterprise began.
Lack of Perseverance is nothing but the lack of the Will To Do. It takes the same energy to say, "I will continue," as to say, "I give up." Just the moment you say the latter you shut off your dynamo, and your determination is gone. Every time you allow your determination to be broken you weaken it. Don't forget this. Just the instant you notice your determination beginning to weaken, concentrate on it and by sheer Will Power make it continue on the "job."
Never try to make a decision when you are not in a calm state of mind. If in a "quick temper," you are likely to say things you afterwards regret. In anger, you follow impulse rather than reason. No one can expect to achieve success if he makes decisions when not in full control of his mental forces.
The Mental Demand seems an unreal power because it is intangible; but it is the mightiest power in the world. It is a power that is free for you to use. No one can use it for you. The Mental Demand is not a visionary one. It is a potent force, which you can use freely without cost. When you are in doubt it will counsel you. It will guide you when you are uncertain. When you are in fear it will give you courage. It is the motive power which supplies the energies necessary to the achievement of the purpose. You have a large storehouse of possibilities. The Mental Demand makes possibilities realities. It supplies everything necessary for the accomplishment, It selects the tools and instructs how to use them. It makes you understand the situation. Every time you make a Mental Demand you strengthen the brain centers by drawing to you external forces.
If you want a great deal you must demand a great deal. Once you make your demand, anticipate its fulfillment.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Travis S. Lutter, born May 12, 1973 in Chamberlain, SD, is a BJJ and American Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Travis currently resides in Fort Worth, TX, where he owns and manages two successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies.
Travis’s early goals and aspirations were to be in the FBI. He attended Northern State University in South Dakota looking to pursue a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. While in college, Travis wrestled. However, after watching Royce Gracie compete in the early UFC Travis was determined to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He eventually moved to Fort Worth, TX and focused on his training with Carlos Machado, where he would receive his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Travis went on to compete in the most prestigious submission grappling competition in the world winning the national qualifier to ADCC twice. Travis also won the Ultimate Submission Showdown World Championship a submission grappling tournament started by Rorion Gracie(The founder of the UFC). Travis also has, placed as a Blue belt and Purple Belt in the Pan-Ams, The Worlds, and winning numerous other events.
Travis Lutter (9-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC), a Brazilian jiujitsu specialist trained by Carlos Machado, fought in a variety of promotions (including the UFC) before entering and winning "The Ultimate Fighter" season 4, where he submitted Patrick Cote in the finale. Silva would now be a three-round, non-title bout. In UFC 67, Travis went on to square off against UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. He easily took Silva down in the first round transitioning into the “mount” position and reigning down blows. In the second round, Travis took down the champ once again. However, he was caught in a triangle choke and was forced to submit after a series of questionable elbow strikes to the head. Travis continues to move forward, learning from his losses, and preparing to come out on the other side a better fighter.