Hello fellow martial artists and self-defense practitioners!!
How are you? I hope well, full of life energy and happiness that you spread around you.
Not happy? Not full of life? No passion? No Drive? Check your Why. As a martial artist, I have lived with many Why's. But the one that matters most is the one that will see you through unto the end of your life. The Best Motivational Video I have never seen is this one: Best Never Give Up
Sylvester Stallone is a real hero... he depicts a man who, doesn't get it all right, but, he keeps moving forward. Please watch the above video, first, and then, keep reading.....
WHY? Why are you here on this planet? Why do you train? "If you're not making someone else's life better, your wasting your time."
I found my why late in life: "To become a Martial Arts Teacher" "To Be A Teacher"
As a 1st time Businessman and Martial Arts Teacher, if my Why is not strong enough, I will collapse under the weight of all the trials and tribulations of starting a business and supporting myself through my own hands. I've not folded yet!!!
What is your why? Do you have one?
Without it, life is dreary. You will drift. You will not commit to anything and you WILL BE AFRAID of making decisions... because you could fail, but, "It's not our darkness that most frightens up. It's our Light..." because we must be responsible to ourselves for our state in life: our health, our attitude, our wholeness, our emotions!!!
I am assuming that you are not suffering from a death causing disease, bedridden, etc.... to a point. We all know that our circumstances affect our lives, our emotions, our motivations. However, after watching Nick, I have very little if anything to complain about.. What a Godly man!!! Nick the Wonder
However, if you want to live, really be alive, then you must find your WHY. Then pursue it with all your might.
My ultimate why is: "To Teach those whom my Lord, Jesus Christ, would have me Teach." "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto thee." Mathew 6
Do you want peace? Do you want purpose - a reason for getting up each morning? Do you want real happiness? Do you want to smile at the day? Do you want to love what you do?
Then Find Your Why.
Where to start: Ask yourself: What Makes You Happy!!???? And answer the question. Turn off the TV, Radio, YouTube, my Blog, Facebook, InstaG, Snapchat and everything else... and sit in silence... Listen to yourself. After about 1 hour, then, ask the question: What makes me really happy. Write down all of your answers...
Find the 1 thing that makes you happiest and then... GO AFTER IT!!!!!!