So You Want to Quit?

So You Want to Quit?

So you want to quit?  So what!  I’ve been there myself a thousand times too!  And I’ve come up with a  thousand reasons why I should quit my training, but all it takes is just one good reason why I must continue.  The reasons like “I just don’t have the time” or “I can’t continue because ___________,” fill in the blank, are just excuses.  Excuses should never over power are reasons.  Reasons to stick with and achieve a noble goal like being a black belt take thought and consideration and effort.  Your reasons should be like the pillars of a great bridge.  You’ve got to know them and you must dig them deep into your conscience just like those great pillars that stand the wind, sea and the shifting earth beneath that keep the incredibly large bridges up to get us from where we are to where we want to go.  If your reasons to be a martial artist, a black belt, or any goal for that matter aren’t deep and secure in your mind, then the slightest excuse can come blowing and tumble your bridge right over and keep you from reaching your goals and more importantly the person you will become by setting a noble goal and sticking to it and not giving up!  As Winston Churchill once said, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never-in nothing great or small, large or petty-never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.”  It never makes sense to give up on a goal that will make you better and help you to better serve others within your influence.  Becoming a black belt is a noble goal.  The skills you learn on your way to becoming a Gateway Karate black belt will not only change you, but also make a positive change and impact those all around you for the good of our community and society at large.  So, “Never Give in!” and Remember your reasons when those excuses to give up start creeping in your head!  Just kick them out with your reasons and keep your bridge to your goals standing tall!

 

"Way of the Dojo" with Sensei Dave



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