you can be the first in a competition regardless of where you live. All what is needed is the right connections and your brain. And these can be gotten even in an empty desert.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Mental Benefits of Martial Arts
To be honest with you, I never practiced any kind of martial arts in my life. I was talking to a person today who used to have a dark colour belt ( I don't remember what color it was, but dark indicates that he was close to get the black belt 'I think') so I asked him does martial art have any mental benefits? he said yes. Then we changed the subject. I searched through the internet about the subject and the results are as follows:
Improved Concentration for better work and study habits!
Stress Reduction & Increased Levels of Relaxation for a longer, healthier life!
The Peace of Mind that comes from knowing that you are able to Protect Yourself & Your Family.
Increased Self Confidence & Self Discipline to develop a positive attitude towards life!
Since I mentioned the mental benefits, the physical benefits are worthwhile mentioning:
Improved Reflexes and Coordination increases your performance in all physical activities!
Increased Strength, and Stamina boost your energy so you feel great all day long!
Increased Flexibility & Weight Control for better overall fitness!
Great Cardiovacular Workout keeps you in good shape physically!
Many people train martial arts with different purposes. Some want to develop their self defense skills, some train for competitions, and some just want to have fun. Whatever your reasons are, the benefits, both physical and mental, are genuine. In my opinion, training martial arts to an advance level will improve your life drastically.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
The best defense is a good offense
how could the best defense to be its opposite? i'm going to use part of a story i read from a book called "Deception Point" by Dan Brown to demonstrate what the sentence mean. here it goes:
a beautiful girl called Gabrielle with the right sex-appeal works for the senator where they ended up having sex in his office ( sounds like bill's story). Nonetheless, one day gabrielle sneaked to the senator's office in the middle of the night to get some information she needs. she used the ventilator that connects the public toilet with the senator's restroom. while she is in the senator's office, the senator called her on the cell phone. Gabrielle decided to answer and told him that she is in HER office doing some paper. the senator didn't believe her when he heard the distinctive triple-click of his jordanian clock in the background. all he could imagine is that gabrielle entered his office without his permission. "how the hell did she get into my office" he prompted. so the senator headed as fast as he can to his office. when he arrived, the senator typed in the code to deactivate the alarm. then he opened the door and burst in, intent on catching Gabrielle in the act. but the office was empty and dark. Gabbrielle had left before the senator interred from the location were she dropt. the senator heard a flush in the public rest room. so he spun there and saw Gabrielle. she jumped when she saw him.
"my God! you scared me!" she said, looking genuinely frightened. "what are you doing here" he said. " getting some documents as i told u in the phone" she said.
He stared directly into her eyes. " Were you in my office?"..
Now, with the senator standing before her, staring down, she sensed him searching her eyes for a lie. "you've been drinking" Gabrielle said, turning away. how does he know i was in his office?
"in your office?" she demanded, forcing a confused laugh. "How? Why?".
"I heard my Jourdian in the back ground when i called you, i spent all day in that office. i know what my clock sounds like" he said.
Gabrielle sensed that she had to end this immediately. The best defense is a good offense. Gabrielle went to him with she had. she stepped toward him, getting in his face, glaring. "let me get this straight, senator. it's midnight, you've been drinking, you heard a ticking on your phone, and that's why your here?" she pointed her finger indignantly down the hall at his door. " just for the record, are you accusing me of disarming a federal alarm system, picking two sets of locks, breaking into your office, being stupid enough to answer my cell phone while in the process of committing a felony, rearming the alarm system on my way out, and then calmly using the ladies' room before i run off with nothing to show for it? is that the story here?"
the senator thought that this had never happened to him before-being so sure, and being so wrong. the senator was a man who trusted his instincts, now his instincts told him Gabrielle had been in his office. but he is convinced that his instincts were wrong.
Gabrielle's way of defense, is to proof him wrong regardless of whose right or wrong . She defended her felony by using a good offense, and it worked.
Friday, September 23, 2005
how to reach your goal?
The first step is to choose a goal that you feel the enthusiasm and the attraction to it. Remember that any choice you take what so ever will need a lot of work and energy to reach it. You will be the only one responsible of what you choose; for this reason, do not pay any attention to those people that may affect and change your mind.
Dreams are often seen from far off full of beauty and challenges. But it begins to be harder when it comes to practice. Passing through the obstacles, trying all the paths, and sacrificing are widely needed to get to your destination. It may hurt sometimes but get up on your feet every time you fall and drive through with confidence and enthusiasm. No matter how good you are in something there will always be somebody had the same dream you have had before you. So get the experience from them and make your journey easier.
Reaching the top is what we are concerned on. It’s a good thing to think of, but do not eliminate the moments that comes along the journey. Stop for a while and enjoy the moments while you're in the road. One of the admirers asked a greatest pianist of the 20th century called Arthur Rubistein: "How can you use the notes with such mastery?" The pianist answered:" I use the notes the same way that others do, but the pauses…ah! That’s were the art lies." This pianist man knew how to enjoy his moments and that’s what made him famous.
Losing faith is the worst thing that happens to a person while he is in the middle of the journey. Believe in your self and always say: I am capable of doing it. Your subconscious mind is capable of doing what you want whatever it is.
Once you reach your goal make three promises to your self:
1. To be proud of what you did.
2. Discover another goal and enjoy another journey.
3. Tell your story to others to encourage them to their own goals.
And the final words come to say: If you decided to go somewhere, drive SAFELY and ENJOY the ride to reach your destination with whole strength and pride.
google.com & google Inteligent drinks
it seems that google is not just a search engine. The company manufactures flavored drinks which they call "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty. WTF!!??......it makes me laugh out loud, though.
check out the website: http://www.google.com/googlegulp/index.html
Today is a Better Day
Success is an optimistic way of thinking. When your major goal is to reach the top in life, then this kind of thinking is what success needs. The feeling that I'm experiencing now is much better than the previous days. I believe my experience today is a beginning of my recovery. Nonetheless, today was a positive day. i woke up early in the morning and took a shower then headed to work. The best thing that happened to me is when i met a guy in a cigarette break where i ended up chatting with him. he is a nice guy and fun to talk with. so i knew afterwards what progresses my life, or anyone. a successful conservation it is that makes a person happier and optimistic. So I decided from now on to talk to people as much as i can and with a smile on my face. many people worked so hard just to fulfill their conscience; however, many also forgot that the best convey to their goals is their social life not of how many books they've read. And when i say social life i mean love in one hand and friendship in the other. Education is much easier with love and friendship. note: this was written on 18th of sep.