Anthony Polanco

Your GodXP Sunday Bulletin #2 | Spiritual Fitness

published11 months ago
1 min read

Happy Sunday! Your Spiritual Fitness Sunday Bulletin #2:

  • New podcast episode with Psychologist, coach, writer, bjj purple belt Corey Wilks. This is a perfect GodXP episode, I am very happy with the way this conversation went. I hope you also find it actionable, entertaining, and enlightening. A powerful, 90 minute conversation on practical psychology, death, and fulfillment:

Listen to the full episode here:

  • I wrote this essay about how to get into yoga, and how to keep up the habit. I've heard it at least a hundred times. More. Every Jiu jitsu gym I visit I hear the same question: "How the hell are you so flexible?"

    I was in two violent car crashes before I ever stepped foot in a Jiu jitsu gym. Now I'm the most flexible and mobile person in the room.I'm not the most flexible guy in the world. You want to know how to be more flexible, but you already know the answer: Yoga. You’ve already considered it. Imagining yourself doing it makes you cringe. You don’t know how to get into it. You tried it once and felt uncomfortable. You hate the idea. You do it occasionally and like it, but can’t seem to keep the habit of doing yoga.

    My body is renewed from 30 years of reckless living by this one habit: I found yoga and became devoted to it. So here it is, once and for all: How to get into yoga and stay into it, even if you don’t want to, and gain super-heroic flexibility. "HOW TO GET INTO YOGA AND STAY INTO IT, EVEN IF YOU'RE A GUY, EVEN IF YOU HATE THE IDEA OF IT."
  • I got my purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu last month, and recorded this video sharing the one life lesson it inspired, which is essentially this: THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES. It's not until we look back that we realize the significant moments were the everyday times. Andy Bernard in the last episode of The Office said: "I wish there was a way you could know you're in the good old days before you actually leave them." And you can. Learn how in this video:

Two more months till Christmas. What are you working on? Let me know how I can help.

"Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing." - Theodore Roosevelt