Quotation Explorer - 'Chris Matakas'

The quality of your life is directly proportional to the positive effect you have on others’ lives. - Chris Matakas
We are now forced to actively pursue our struggles. If we do not go out of our way to stretch our comfort zones and grow, no one nor nature will do it for us. - Chris Matakas
I envision a world in which the vast majority of us are actively striving toward our potential as human beings by spending our lives serving others through mediums we are most passionate. - Chris Matakas
This is a trust that you just cannot find in modern society for there are no conditions to forge it. - Chris Matakas
A saw by itself holds no value, but when coupled with your labor can clear forests. - Chris Matakas
Jiu Jitsu gives me an ideal to strive toward. Technical mastery lies on an infinite continuum and completion of this skill is impossible. Every time I train I have something that I can improve upon, and this will hold true for each and every training session that lies between me and my grave. - Chris Matakas
I can think of no more worthwhile aim than pursuing mastery in this craft while transcending one’s own limitations. - Chris Matakas
If nothing lasts then everything has meaning. If everything dies that means we actually live. - Chris Matakas
The knowledge you acquire in an area of study is accompanied by an incalculable ignorance. The farther we get into anything, we learn that we have even farther to go. - Chris Matakas
I would more appropriately define mastery as the technical ability possible within the constraints of your particular existence. - Chris Matakas
We must remember that science is a way of using empirical evidence to better understand our world. We are all scientists, just many of us are not very good ones. However, we are all capable of exercising our intellects in a purposeful, linear pursuit of knowledge. - Chris Matakas
As an instructor, my goal has always been to use Jiu Jitsu as a vehicle to help our students achieve their goals, whatever the case may be. I have yet to find a better vehicle for growth, and the moment I do I will certainly pursue it with the rivaled fervor that I approached Jiu Jitsu. - Chris Matakas
Jesus was not a carpenter forever. - Chris Matakas
Your job as a young adult is to become as valuable to the marketplace as you can. Your job as a human is to do so without working a day in your life. - Chris Matakas
The only way to consistently perform at your potential is to ask: Am I better than I was yesterday? - Chris Matakas
Jiu Jitsu is a vehicle for self-discovery and growth. It reminds me of my ego, of my insecurities, and of my shortcomings. - Chris Matakas
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