The Habit of Persistence
Persistence. The art of seeing things through to the finish line, developing the habit of completion. Keeping yourself focused on the goal and ready to overcome all obstacles that may be encountered.
Nearly every story of greatness or achievement is an example of persistence. Success rarely occurs without many years of hard work and dedication put forth toward a worthy goal.
That's true in the Martial Arts and it's true in the history of the world. Everyone faces negative attitudes, circumstances or situations - the martial artist is expected to overcome the odds and to develop the habit of persistence.
The white belt who never quits will one day earn their Black Belt...and will appreciate it even more because of the obstacles and setbacks they overcame.
Is it going to be easy? Is it going to happen quickly? Not likely. Any worthwhile achievement requires some sacrifice, lots of energy and effort, plus plenty of perseverence.
Persistence is a vital ingredient for all worthy achievements. It is learning to be able to set your sights on a specific target...then aiming your energy and efforts in the right direction.
Setting your sights on becoming a Black Belt is a powerful and challenging goal. It's also goal that will always have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. Commit and persist!