The Way of the Champion: Lessons from Sun Tzu's the Art of by Jerry Lynch, Chungliang Al Huang

By Jerry Lynch, Chungliang Al Huang

Martial artists, nice warriors, coaches, generals, and winning company CEOs successfully use the suggestions for profitable present in sunlight Tzu's paintings of warfare. Authors Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang, utilizing classes from the The artwork of struggle, in addition to different old Taoist books similar to the I Ching and Tao Te Ching, train readers to strengthen the capacities and features that make a champion-such as excessive vanity, braveness, fortitude, selection, perseverance, tenacity, self-awareness, integrity, the power to take dangers, and the facility to benefit from failure. The emphasis on self-awareness, tactical positioning, and strategic virtue implies that practitioners win via internal development and self-improvement-giving them a common aggressive edge.

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The chain lay there so long that Hans felt sorry for it, and wondered if it did not get lonely. He got lonely often himself, for there was nobody to play with him at his own home, and his aunt did not encourage him to play with other children. She liked a quiet house, she said, and she supposed that everybody else did. Hans made no more noise than a mouse. He stayed a great deal in the stable with the cows. The cows and he were good friends. One of them, the oldest of all, had given milk for him when he was a baby, and he never forgot to carry her a handful of salt at milking time.

Mother-bird sat upon them day and night; and even when father-bird would say, "You really must fly about a little and let me take care of the eggs," she did not like to leave them. After a while two little birds came out of the shells,—which was just what she had been hoping for all the long time. The baby-birds were both so weak and small that they could do nothing at all for themselves but open their mouths very wide and call "Peep, peep! " Mother-bird and father-bird were busy all day getting them something to eat.

The crooked path was full of flowers as far as the little boy could see—which was notf ar, you know. They hung in great clusters from the tangled vines that twined around the trees that bent their branches over the crooked path; and they looked so bright and smelled so sweet that the little boy thought he must go that way. He could not run along the crooked path, for it twisted and turned so that he could not see straight ahead of him; and the branches of the trees hung down so low that he could not stand straight, but had to go bending and creeping under them till his back was tired.

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