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If today were your last day and tomorrow were to late.......

posted May 12, 2011, 10:49 AM by Robb Buckland   [ updated Jul 25, 2011, 7:00 AM ]
  I thought that it might be good to have written something no matter how insignifigant. In these the last hours before my surgery I will leave ya with what I am confident are pearls of wisdom.... LOL..... 
 
  In life there are not to many things that scare me. I have learned to communicate , negotiate , manipulate and how to fight on sooo many levels. To say I am without fear would be foolhardy because fear is a tool we should all have in our tool box. What scares me or worse yet saddens me, is that I am handing all that I am .... everything I have trained  to become, to someone who  may not even understand the courage determination and sheer force of will it has taken undertake my journey.
 
If you give another what you cannot find anywhere else he will keep returning. The two fast tracks to wisdom are through mentors or pain, I happen to provide both. If you keep pushing you will learn that endurance demoralizes your adversary. My friend and mentor Joe Lewis said to me, "We innovate, not imitate."
 
  In the martial arts world there are millions of blackbelts , hundreds of thousands of 'second degrees'and tens of  thousands of world champions and shihans.There are hundreds of masters and fewer still grand masters but within this group a mere handfull that are trueley mentors  whos knowlege can touch our souls and change our lives  and influence us to inspire confidence and charge within us the fire of  will that  raises our self esteem. I have been humbled and honored to have finally become someone blessed  with these skills.
 
   Tomorrow I will be changed , changed forever. I will always be thankful to my students friends and mentors who have shared with me this journey....................In the gym and on the mat we master our minds and bodies only to potentially hand all that we are to a stranger. I can manipulate the will of a customer and bend or break the will of an adversary but I can do nothing to control this........
 
 
 
 
 
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