Always be a perpetual student… the concept was first taught to me when I was young by my father. I remember the books on tape he would play in the car by guys name Zig and Tony. The mind, your brain… this was harped upon as being your most important asset and tool. It was to be cultivated, nurtured, protected, and fed constantly. Later, my high school years focused heavily on this same idea. In their goal of preparing us for college studies and creating “men for others”, they harped upon the importance of an open mind and the continuation of learning. Then in college, I not only fed the brain voraciously, I also found Jiu Jitsu… specifically “American Jiu Jitsu”. This was a happy accident, and probably part of a future blog about unintended consequences. It has also fed my brain in ways never anticipated.