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CFD 416 - Finding Meaning In Adversity
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This episode is lesson in redefining success. Dan Millman shows you why adversity is the way to develop your strengths and how to adopt the path of the Peaceful Warrior.
Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.
After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world.
Dan’s seventeen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, “Peaceful Warrior,” starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan’s first book, based upon incidents from his life.
Much of Dan’s time is devoted to writing and speaking. His keynotes, seminars, and workshops span the generations to influence men and women from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and the arts.
- Who is Dan Millman?
Dan Millman was usually the smallest kid in the class and faced the usual adversity that comes with it. People tend to see the product and not the process when it comes to success and they ignore the adversity and obstacles that got them there.
- Voluntary Adversity And Resistance
Almost everyone takes on voluntary forms of adversity, we have more control over changing ourselves than life in general.
Stress is a part of life. To be successful in life you need two things: to be good at what you do and good at promoting how good you are.
Dream big but start small and connect the dots.
- Leveling The Mountain With A Spoon
You can’t guarantee a result but you can greatly increase the odds of success by making an effort.
- The Two Paths Towards Achievement
Accept your thoughts and feelings. Focus on a goal. Do what needs to be done in line with your goals.
- What Is A Peaceful Warrior?
The most difficult battles we fight are within ourselves.
- The Hidden School
When the student is paying attention, the teacher appears everywhere.
- Waves Of Change
We are all enrolled in the school of daily life and most don’t realize it. If you can master the basics you can raise your potential at the same time.
Redefine success within the process instead of the destination.
Reference: Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman
The Hidden School, Dan Millman
- Dan’s Takeaway
Start small, little things can make a great difference. Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear, they just respond differently.
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