PRIORITIZE …Then Raise The Bar
We naturally do this in the wider aspect of our lives: family may be more important than playtime/hobbies; playtime/hobbies more important than gardening; gardening is more important than how close we place our trash bins to the curb for collection…some stuff is important, some less so, and so on.
Then we can thin-slice just one of these aspects and do the same thing. We point our attention to training and think that maybe our poomsae development is more important than sparring (or vice versa); our sparring more important than our self-defense; our self-defense more important than our breaking techniques, and so on.
As our ability to focus our attention is, by definition, a limited thing; I find it very worthwhile to prioritize where I point my attention at any given time. Where we point our attention, is where the gains happen. So be discerning – both on and off the mat.
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