Seeing the Horizon: On Chasing Dreams and Reaching the Finish Line

Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu—each combat sport has its own unique philosophy that teaches you to expand your mind by asking the right questions.

What can I learn from this challenge?

How do I prepare myself for what is to come?

Which part of the process excites me most?

What am I most afraid of?

Am I ready to embrace change?

At the end of the day, life is full of surprises, and it’s up to each and every one of us to decide whether it’s a miracle or a tragedy based on how we choose to react.

Adjusting Your Vision

Every successful martial artist or sports athlete got his or her start as a devoted student.

If you consider yourself a student at the University of Life, the best way to truly educate yourself is to remain curious and eager to learn—to push the boundaries of possibility and constantly challenge yourself to aim higher.


This means setting goals that are more than just achievable, and fine-tuning your vision to see an opportunity in every obstacle.

It’s not luck that drives people out of their misery into a life of happiness; it’s their ability to make the most of their situation by adhering to a philosophy, not much different from that of combat sports.

Think of it as a literal journey to your dream destination. The road is meandering and long—the weather sometimes stormy, sometimes sunny.

Every once in a while, you’ll run out of fuel or think you’re lost, finding all kinds of road blocks that may keep you from moving forward.


As the driver of your life, you get to decide which direction you choose to go—to accept a path of limitation, accept defeat, and turn back; or search for a nearby gas station to refill your tank, brainstorm ideas to get past the roadblock and move ahead.

Vision-Mindset-Grit Philosophy

In great tales of triumph, the most inspirational characters aren’t always the ones who make it to the end of the story; sometimes they’re the ones who go down trying, immortalizing their names through sheer grit and tenacity.

As a former All-Star athlete who was left paralyzed from an automobile accident, Scott Burrows was told he could never walk again.

Through nothing more than a powerful Vision-Mind-Grit philosophy, he can now not only stand and walk, but engage in full contact wheelchair rugby, otherwise known as Murder Ball.

Burrows is a living testament to the power of perseverance, which is what makes him an exceptional motivational speaker with a riveting story.

Get to know his story and discover your limitless potential to evolve.

Lisa Scholfield

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