Dipping Your toes in the Water
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This book, whilst written by a Martial Artist, is not about Martial Arts. Sure, the chapter ‘Dipping My Toes In The Water’ tells of the very personal battles I encountered on my way to success in the Martial Arts, but I feel it best demonstrates how success can be achieved in various stages, until your ultimate goal is met. More
This book, whilst written by a Martial Artist, is not about Martial Arts. Sure, the chapter ‘Dipping My Toes In The Water’ tells of the very personal battles I encountered on my way to success in the Martial Arts, but I feel it best demonstrates how success can be achieved in various stages, until your ultimate goal is met.
I firmly believe it is within all our capabilities, as human beings, to be happy, to have what we want and to live a successful, peaceful life. Not existence, that sounds like we are just here passing time, but have a fulfilling, soul soaring journey. One where we wake up in the morning, not filled with dread but excited about the hours ahead and what we can both put in and take out of those hours.
Here’s the catch. This type of life doesn’t just wait for you to wake up and boom! There is it, waiting for you, real handy! No, it takes work, commitment, sacrifice and a bit of luck. That is amongst other things.
You may have your dream and it sits atop of a cloud waiting for you to reach it. Unless you start climbing the ladder toward that dream, it will only ever be just that. A dream.
Now some of us may be intimidated by the height of the cloud, suffer from the vertigo that the success brings, or be just too afraid of the climb. I know I was. I wasn’t particularly successful as a child or young adult, but although held back by insecurities, (both mine and envious acquaintances) I also held a deep belief that I could, and would do better. I just didn’t know how. So fate took my hand and led me on my path. The path I chose happened to have, in an integral part of its make up, it’s own many steps of achieving the goals it offered. This was the Martial Arts, and the goal was a Black Belt. The steps we took were the grading/belt systems in place. You took a test for one coloured belt and then the next colour was there to be aimed at.
After many years of belt tests, you eventually achieved your Black Belt, providing you were willing to take the knocks and work hard for it.