Happy New Year!

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My first martial arts teacher placed a lot of importance on New Year’s day.  He claimed that the first day of the year sets the tone for the entire year.  Whatever you want from that year, you should do on day 1.

If you want to make strength gains, lift heavy on one one; if you want to surf a lot, go surfing; if you want to make money, count your money; if you want to get your diet under control, eat really well; if you want to deepen your relationship with someone, spend some quality time with that person; if you want to PR a lot in 2014, then get to class and train hard.  In short, if there is something that you want from 2014, do it on January 1st.

My teacher would say that having fun and partying on New Year’s eve is all well and good, but if you want to have a great productive year, then don’t spend the first day in a daze.  That first day primes you and your interaction with the whole universe for that  year. So get out there and set the stage to make your mark on the universe. This is your year.

Happy New Year everyone.  It’s going to be the best yet.

The last class of 2013.

The last class of 2013.

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