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Jan 25, 2013
» How to Take a Punch
Pretty much everything you need to know about taking criticism can be summed up in this article:
- Relax (You’ll be surprised how fast you will recover.)
- Strengthen your neck.
- Practice (Get hit a lot.)
- Try to absorb the blow, roll with the punch
- Remember to keep your mouth shut
- Protect your vulnerable areas
- Keep your balance
(Thx to Mike Monteiro for the idea: “the skill I picked up in [art] school that turned out to be the most valuable was learning how to take a punch.”)
May 24, 2010
There’s nothing like fighting when you’re young and you’re happy. There’s nothing more deadly and nothing more proficient than a happy fighter. Everybody believes that the mean and the surly fighter is the tough fighter, but that’s not true, the guy that’s the most relaxed, the guy who loves what he does, and he’s just happy to be in there doing what he does…
— Mike Tyson, in the fascinating (no, really
) documentary Tyson