Weekly TKD Lesson

“Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day,
month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are
the wellsprings of your power.

                                           — Paul J. Meyer
 
Inch by Inch is a Cinch…Yard by Yard is Always Hard!
 
Progress in the Martial Arts is a step by step process. Always has
been, always will be.
 
If you always strive to make positive progress and move forward one
step at a time, you’ll always experience growth and advance in your journey as a
Black Belt Champion.
 
Some people try to make things happen too fast and they expect too
much from themselves too soon. Then, they become frustrated and
give up on their goals.
 
This happens in their Martial Arts and other areas of life as well.
Inch by Inch is a Cinch…is a reminder that positive and steady
progress happens one step at a time. If you keep putting one foot in front of the other,
sooner or later, you’ll walk a thousand miles.
 
Yard by Yard is Always Hard…reminds us that if you jump too high
too soon, you may be setting yourself up for a hard and fast fall down.
 
Olympic Gold Medal High Jumpers makes progress in inches and not in
yards. Little by little, inch by inch, they raise the bar, making gradual and
steady gains until they begin to break records. Their own and then
others.
 
Martial Arts training is very similar to an Olympic High Jumper,
progress is subtle, gradual and steady. If you keep this in mind,
you’ll find your training even more enjoyable and your Black Belt
Spirit will stay stronger and last longer.
 
Think progress…not perfection. Always seek improvement in yourself
and train to for positive gain and steady progress. Understand and
enjoy the process.
 
Whether you are seeking improvements in your fitness, your skill or
your confidence, take your time and stick to it until you do it.
 
If you want to lose weight, think one pound at a time.
 
If you want to stretch farther, think inch by inch is a cinch.
Most important…Stick to it…Until you do it!
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