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One-up yourself

The only way to do your best is to compare yourself with yourself. If your definition of best means being better than others, then that’s great, but the true test is proving to yourself that you can be better.

Don’t try to one-up other people, try to one up yourself.

Everything you do gives you the opportunity to constantly learn from, to constantly work towards improving. And that’s great. It may seem like Sisyphus pushing a rock up a hill only for it to roll back down, but if everyday you focus on one improvement, they will build up over time. They will give you the chance to one-up yourself.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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timb008@gmail.com

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