The Key to Success is Effort
You’ve probably heard the saying …
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”
This means that progress isn’t easy but essential for growth. Whether you’re learning a new kata, breaking a board, or improving your sparring skills, you’re going to face challenges and setbacks. But that’s okay! Those struggles are part of the learning process and will make you stronger.
Think of it like a plant. For a plant to grow, it needs sunlight, water, and nutrients, but it also needs to push through the soil, overcome obstacles, and weather the elements. The same is true for us. If we never face challenges, we’ll never develop the strength and resilience we need to thrive.
So, what can you do? Embrace the struggle! When things get tough, don’t give up. Keep pushing forward and see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Set goals for yourself and work towards them with dedication and perseverance. Surround yourself with supportive people who encourage you to keep going. And when you achieve a goal or make progress, celebrate your accomplishments!
Remember, strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Keep pushing forward, and don’t give up!
That’s it. I look forward to seeing you on the mats.
PS This reminds me of a great article about habits and goals. Click HERE for it.