The ability to keep moving forward when external forces are making things difficult – or steering us toward procrastination (often times: endless procrastination). Very often, we tend to wait for those ‘perfect opportunities’ – we wait until the planets are perfectly aligned’ before we ACT – I dislike this strategy – simply because it will ultimately lead to very little ‘action’ at all. Things are SO RARELY –perfectly aligned!
I talk to so many people that see the positive results from martial arts training and are interested in beginning but they think they need to get in shape first. I can tell you in all my experience of teaching (20 plus years) I have had all sorts of people come through my doors and all different fitness levels, they all struggled.
Whenever you start something new it is going to be difficult because it’s new. That’s why it’s fun, you are learning something new, accept the challenge that it will be challenging and step forward anyways.
So when is the best time to start training? When we are a little fitter? NO – the best time is NOW! When is the best time to get onto better eating – after Christmas holidays are done with? NO – the best time is NOW!
You don’t have to wait for the perfect set of circumstances to arrive – just take a step forward today. One step toward any goal – is infinitely better than NO steps. Move forward.
See you in class.