028: Way of the Warrior: Desperation made me pull another man's pants

September 17, 2020 00:19:30
028: Way of the Warrior: Desperation made me pull another man's pants
Inner Work with Steli Efti
028: Way of the Warrior: Desperation made me pull another man's pants

Sep 17 2020 | 00:19:30

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Show Notes

A few years ago I fell in love with martial arts, and it’s become a great source of learnings and insights for me. In the Way of the Warrior series, I’m going to share these lessons with you—and I find that most of them are relevant not just in the context of fighting, but also in other areas of life.

Being in the ring is a very humbling experience for me, and it forces me to look at the world with beginners eyes. In the ring, nobody gives a fuck that I’m Mr. CEO. And that’s a beautifully honest way to be.

In today’s episode, I talk about two recent realizations I had while training. The first one is about how being pushed to our limits can make us do things we wouldn’t normally do, and why people commit acts of desperation.

The second one is about using compliments as a way to implicitly ask your training partner to go easy on you.

As always, I’d love to hear from you!

Transcript: https://steliefti.com/way-of-the-warrior-desperation-made-me-pull-on-another-mans-pants/

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