Category Archives: Thought of the Day

Fit Monkey Thought of the Day, 11.3.11

“Has not bravery itself its root in goodness of heart, and does it not proceed from sympathy? It is only when it cries from goodness that bravery is genuine.”—Old Japanese quote

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Fit Monkey Thought(s) of the Day, 8.11.11

I find this on Sincere Hogan‘s great blog. These are some powerful thoughts from Great Grand Master Carlos Gracie, Sr., a legend in the world of martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As Sincere wrote, “I think everyone should print this out, post it where you will see it often, throughout the day/night, and practice each and every one of these life gems.” Here they are:

12 Teachings of the Great Grand Master Carlos Gracie, Sr.

1. Be so strong that nothing can disturb the peace of your mind.

2. Talk to all people about happiness, health, and prosperity.

3. Give to all your friends the feeling of being valued.

4. Look at things by the enlightened point of view and update your optimism on reality.

5. Think only about the best, work only for the best, and always expect the best.

6. Be as just and enthusiastic about others victories as you are with yours.

7. Forget about past mistakes and focus your energy on the victories of tomorrow.

8. Always make those around you happy and keep a smile to all people who talk to you.

9. Apply the largest amount of your time on self-improvement and no time in criticizing others.

10. Be big enough so you can feel unsatisfied, be noble enough so you can feel anger, be strong enough so you can feel fear, and be happy enough so you can feel frustrations.

11. Hold a good opinion about your self and communicate that to the world, but not through dissonant words but through good works.

12. Believe strongly that the world is on your side, as long as you stay loyal to the best of yourself.

By: Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu

Fit Monkey Thought of the Day, 8.09.11

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” — Bruce Lee

Fit Monkey Thought of the Day, 08.02.11

“Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.”—Lao Tzu

Fit Monkey Thought of the Day, 4.11.11

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

—¬†Mohandas Gandhi

Fit Monkey Thought of the Day of the Day, 4.08.11

“My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.” —¬†Alfred Lord Tennyson

Fit Monkey Thought of the Day of the Day, 4.06.11

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

—Lao Tzu