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S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Achieving the rank of black belt is no easy task! In order to achieve your goal you need to be S.M.A.R.T! Here is a formula to help you set yourself up for success. Specific- Know exactly what you want to accomplish Measurable- Set check points along the way to ensure that you are making progress Achievable- A goal should be…

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CREATING S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Achieving the rank of black belt is no easy task! In order to achieve your goal you need to be S.M.A.R.T! Here is a formula to help you set yourself up for success. Specific- Know exactly what you want to accomplish Measurable- Set check points along the way to ensure that you are making progress Achievable- A goal should be challenging but not…

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DON’T JUST GO THROUGH IT. GROW THROUGH IT!

DON’T JUST GO THROUGH IT. GROW THROUGH IT!

We all experience pain, discomfort, disappointment, and frustrations. That difficulty is an opportunity to get stronger, to develop character, to gain a new perspective. Anybody can fall apart; anybody can get bitter—that’s easy. But what that’s doing is wasting your pain. That pain is not there to stop you; it’s there to develop you, to prepare you, to increase you.…

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NEVER GIVE UP!

NEVER GIVE UP!

Hard work, practice, and extra effort are the keys to success in everything you do.  When you do just enough to get by, problems are inevitable and you never feel good about yourself. Black Belt Champions set goals and never give up.  They give 100% of their effort and energy to accomplishing the task.  That doesn’t mean that you don’t…

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ANGER IS YOUR ENEMY

ANGER IS YOUR ENEMY

John McEnroe is known as one of the best tennis players in history. He won 77 singles titles, 78 doubles titles, and 7 major titles (4 US Open and 3 Wimbledon). He was not only known as an incredible tennis player. He was infamous for his temper tantrums on the court that often landed him in trouble with umpires and…

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THE THREE P’S

THE THREE P’S

Whether you are a new or seasoned student of the martial arts putting the 3 P’s to practice in your daily life is key to turning an interest  into a life long practice.  Purpose – a sense of purpose gives a student a much greater level of focus and discipline. As Nietzsche said ” Given a big enough WHY, people can…

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THE ELEPHANT ROPE

THE ELEPHANT ROPE

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer…

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TIMING IS EVERYTHING

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

As Miyomoto Musashi wrote … ‘there is timing in everything’.  Most often, there is stuff we NEED to do before getting to the stuff we really WANT to do. In other words, there is timing and process to almost everything. The need for immediate gratification is one of the most toxic forces at work in today’s society. In fact, a…

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