I read this by the American author Elbert Hubbard, and he said something very profound that you can take with you on your road to getting in the best shape of your life.
“To avoid criticism…do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
Wow, talk about powerful! This really connected with me.
When you’re first trying to get into Taekwondo, you might fall. You might get knocked on your butt. You might get so tired you feel like quitting.
People may laugh at you along the way. People might think you look funny while you’re working out.
People might even say that you can never get into good shape, let alone black belt shape.
The fact is that anytime you improve yourself, someone gets scared by it. It is guaranteed to make someone out there uneasy.
But right now you have two choices:
1. You can avoid criticism by hiding in your box.
2. Or you can fearlessly go after your goal when you choose the second option something special happens.
You get stronger. And stronger and stronger.Pretty soon you won’t care what other people think or say about you.
So what I want you to do now is to just do something. If you’re already in good shape, push yourself a little bit further.
If you haven’t even started yet, set yourself a goal and do something that moves you toward it right now! There are opportunities all around you, you just have to reach out and grab it.
You don’t have to live by the limits that anyone else places on you.
Parents we are starting our new beginner classes in September and all of you closet warriors it’s time to step out and challenge yourself. We are having sparring team try-outs at the end of August.
See you in Class