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Your Feelings Don’t Matter

Yes, that was also a subject line meant specifically to get you to read on, but it also happens to be largely true.

  We live in an age where some put higher value on people’s “feelings” than on productivity, or even sometimes on what’s right.

But that’s not the focus of this blog, because I don’t teach on socio-political matters, but on principles, attitude and techniques that affect our personal quest for human excellence.

   In this, your feelings don’t matter; which is not to say that I don’t care about your feelings or that your feelings are not an important element of who you are………

     But it IS to say that either you control your feelings or your feelings control you. 

I believe that one of the secrets to success, in any area of our lives we want to get better at, is to control our feelings.

Because sometimes, well, our feelings are just plain weak.


     I don’t feel like getting up early to pray, meditate, visualize or read before work today….

        I don’t feel like exercising……

           I don’t feel like going to work; making the phone calls; doing my homework; going to class; teaching the class; doing whatever it is you should but don’t feel like doing! 


I could of course go on and on but each and all of us can be pretty specific about what are the things we should do daily that we don’t in our own lives.

  If you have never done this:

  1. Identify What You Want To Accomplish (lose the weight, get fit, get weathy, healthy, happy, be a Blackbelt, get the degree). They’re YOUR goals! 
  2. This is a hard but ESSENTIAL piece: Identify the DAILY disciplines that you must master to get there.
  3. If this seems overwhelming or you just don’t know what you don’t know- seek the right help.


Those are the first few steps to getting whatever you want. 

  There are of course more once you do these; but it’s like gun defense, if you fail at the first step (redirect the line of fire) the rest kind of don’t matter.



                               Stephen Del Castillo, MBA, 7th Degree Blackbelt

                               Founder & Chief Master Instructor,


p.s. forgot to mention, you’ll probably not feel like doing the exercise I prescribed above. But if you decide you care more about success than than your feeling, let me know how it goes.  I’d love to hear what you discover.


p.s.s. We are in the business of empowering people to accomplish their physical, mental and leadership goals. If you’d like to meet live or virtually to discuss how my team and I can help you and/or your family or organization, I’d be honored.




 and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years!

Founded in 2000 by Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo, a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commisioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., 33549. Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas.

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