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There’s nothing wrong with being strong, smart, brave and asking for help. So why don’t we do it?

Last week I went to my karate class and after class, my instructor and I started talking about how our school was going. I told him that over the last few years, I’ve seen a real improvement in the quality of our students. They’re performing better katas, sparring better and I believe that overall, they’re much fitter. In general, I’m really happy with how the school is going. When he asked me what made the improvement, I cited a number of different sources.

That same week, I was talking with my BJJ instructor and mentioned that I was really frustrated with my training. I’ve hit a real roadblock with a partner of mine and I just can’t figure out how to get around it. I’ve trained and drilled but still haven’t made any progress. As a result of all this, I haven’t trained in a couple of weeks.

What I realized at that moment was that I had searched out a number of different sources and ways to improve at karate but hadn’t done the same in BJJ. As a result, I’ve taken a break and lost some of my progress. All of this lead to this week’s message of the week…

Be strong enough to stand alone. Smart enough to know when you need help. Brave enough to ask for it.

Had I been smart enough to go to a variety of different sources to help solve my problem with my BJJ, I wouldn’t have taken an unnecessary break and lost the progress that I had made recently.

This week, as we go through the week, take some time to ask for help with whatever you’re working on and show that you’re strong, smart, brave and everything else that goes along with trying to get better.

To your success,

Michael

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