The Triumphant Mind (필승)
On a stronger, more balanced, resilient, and altruistic mindset. Connecting the dots; integrating mind, body, spirit, nature, mastery, and martial arts to modern life. When our minds are clouded, all things seem separate. When we part the clouds, all things become connected. The tradition of the "way" (道), is about interconnecting even the most unrelated things into one path (궤도). There's thousands of years of knowledge for willing students.
- Improve Yourself to Help Yourself: I taught myself how to fish so I could feed myself.
- Beyond Hacking: Why Trying Harder Matters: I thought I was missing something — and I was — but it wasn't a technique, or some secret sauce. It was the willingness to do what it takes even when it stung.
- On Actions: The Art of Doing: We are told it is the thought that counts, yet experience has taught me that it is the action that counts.
- On the Enjoyment Paradox: Why doing what you like isn't enough.
- On the Barrier to Motivation: Motivation is useless without meaning.
- Misery: The More You Use, the More You Have: Dwelling on the negative aspects, hoping that it will somehow purge and create positive thoughts doesn't work.
- On Discipline, Intelligence, and Stoicism: It's Tough to Be Smart, but Smart to Be Tough: Intelligence gets enough credit, what's lacking in credit is discipline — the ability to resist distraction.
- On Encouragement: Dare to Be Great: Don't create a circle with only "positive" enablers; surround yourself with people who also encourage you.
- If We Meditate Honestly, It's Probably NSFW: Some like profound clichés. Others want practical and blunt wisdom.
- Beyond Happiness: Perhaps meaning is the natural progression, an advanced form of happiness. It not only benefits the individual, but also society.
- Ensign Davis And His Very Bad Day: A humorous, literary look at Stoicism from Marcus Aurelius, children's author Judith Viorst, and sci-fi novelist John Scalzi.
- Manhood and Death: A Short Story: On manhood, living a good life and enduring to the end.
- The Warrior’s Path: Becoming the Competent Man: In literature, the "competent man" is one who has mastered it all. To Daniele Bolelli, this is the warrior.
- On the Leap of Faith: Comic illustrator Grant Snider and mythologist Joseph Campbell on the leap of faith.
- Theodore Roosevelt: If You Fail, Fail While Daring Greatly: A visual portrait of Theodore Roosevelt and his thoughts on the vigorous life.
- The Middle Way: The Story of Daedalus: Daedalus is a story of wisdom and balance — a tale of success. Icarus is a story of caution, how extremes lead to failure.
- Boredom, BJ Penn, and Bertrand Russell: The Power of Fruitful Monotony: MMA legend BJ Penn's biggest challenge has been boredom. Philosopher Bertrand Russell calls boredom, "fruitful monotony."
- Midnight in the Garden of War and Peace: There will be times to be passive, but when there are wrongs, there will be times to be active.
- An Ode to Drowning: A poem on the value of having your mettle tested.
- Just Fucking Go for It: What could you do if you never felt sorry for yourself?
- On Self-Belief: Muhammad Ali: No doubt, no fear, no pity, only armed with self-belief.
- Forget Being Special, Be Happy Instead: Do not let criticism and praise disturb your heart.
- Our Fourth of July: An immigrant family's first Fourth of July memory.
- Morihei Ueshiba: On the Art of Peace: Poet, mystic, and founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba and his reflections on peace within the warrior tradition.
- Doc Louis: The Wisdom of Punch-Out: Doc Louis, a fictional trainer with real life gems.
- Cus D’Amato on Boxing as a Way of Life: Cus D'Amato and boxing as an analogy for life.