I am not a martial arts aficionado, nor in all likelihood will I ever be, but reading this post made a connection. The path he is following is the same path we all follow at some point in life. For me it was guitar and a few businesses. I was okay, passable, and could get by, but definitely not great and I found myself with a decision to make. Do I concentrate on the fact I couldn’t go further or look at how far I had come, then set out in a new direction? After a few false starts, I got the hang of it and started down a different road…be encouraged!
What do you tell yourself when you start facing the realization you are not good enough for something? Not that you can’t do something. But that you can’t do something well enough to excel, continue and progress.
I am a physically awkward individual.
There is nothing but truth in that statement.
I do a lot of physical activities but I have suffered from doing a lot of physical activities.
Technically speaking my body is pretty much designed to be a box. And you know how flexible and graceful boxes are.
I was in the midst of practicing my martial arts forms today. I realized, not for the first time, how things have changed. When I started martial arts I was almost eighteen years younger than I am now. I was quite heavy. And once I learned what achieving black belt rank in our…
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