Hard Ready® Phase One Basic Principle: Everyone's Fighting Something "Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations." -- Earl Nightingale Ok, so let’s get this out of the way promptly: the world is not conspiring against you (or us or anyone else). Life’s daily adversities are not anomalies, and there is nothing peculiar about these struggles. In fact, these struggles, these conflicts, ARE life. Daily, daily, you will be faced with new provocations. Sometimes our challenge is simply rising to take on the day, never mind the inevitable
What we refer to as “the bully myth”, is the erroneous idea that often surrounds how to dispel bullies. The common advice of “just stand up to the bully” is pervasive, often handed down from parent to child, but perpetuated by martial arts instructors, who are notorious for espousing ways to deal with bullies. While they may be good at martial arts, that knowledge in and of itself has little to do with pervasive bullying; maybe even nothing. Martial arts schools are businesses that very often rely heavily on the children’s market.