“Luck” is clearly a factor in life, and the M.A.G.I.C. formula is designed to actually increase “luck” — the frequency with which happy accidents happen, as well as your preparedness to take advantage of them when they do.

Map or Model of success: find someone who started where you started…

I asked my son Jason what his purpose in life is. Predictably he doesn’t have an answer.

That’s fine. I can’t express the central, pure, meaning of my life in words: the closest I can come is “joy” as suggested by the Dalai Lama. This comes closer to any simple…

Thanksgiving should be the time to remember all that we have to be grateful for in life. And if you think you don’t have anything…remember that there are people with equal health, relationship, or financial problems…who don’t have internet access. OR know how to read. Or eyes to read with.

Dawn Callan and her combat team

Dawn Callan, one of the great teachers and friends of my life, passed away Saturday morning. I’m sure I will begin to write about my relationship with this little dynamo, the greatest self-defense instructor I’ve ever known. I mean that in the sense that she had the unique capacity to…

Matthew Arieta said:

“I was having a conversation with a friend earlier about how to best maintain physical and mental well being as we age. The premise was what methods offer the most value for the lowest risk, and what value is there in increasing risk?

We saw methods such as meditation, joint…

My father and mother were divorced when I was about…seven, maybe? I don’t remember clearly. But I do remember the aching void he left. And my burning jealousy seeing other boys with their fathers: playing with them, disciplining them, BEING THERE for them.

When my mother finally began dating again…

“When I’m writing, I’m preoccupied with not writing well. But after I’m finished, it sounds sane and interesting. Does anyone here write with confidence from the gate? Are you confident throughout the process? I watched the fictional film they made about Shirley Jackson suffering through the writing of a particular…

What are the beliefs that are stopping you from being, doing, and having what you want? YOUR beliefs, not those of the outside world. The world is just sitting there. How you react to it determines your results.

A core precious belief is that you are lovable, loving, and worthy…

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.realwarriorsjourney.com

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