We all have dreams of a better life. We follow our dreams as we follow the path maybe we didn’t choose to be on! What would life be without them? Dreams are goals that we set and proceed to achieve. The goals that could not be reachable rapidly can only be achieved with patience, determination and a positive mental attitude.
A positive mental attitude is the process by which you can begin to change your life for the better, for you are the only person on earth who can control your attitude. A positive mental attitude is the right attitude in a given situation; it is a conscious effort to replace negative, self-defeating thoughts with positive, self-fulfilling thoughts. You must know where you are going if you are to ever have any hope of arriving there. It is more than goal setting. It is your road map to achieving an overall career objective.
As martial artists, to maximize our growth, we learn to set our goals high and through self discipline and a fit mind and body we maximize our spiritual strength and happiness. Goals are to be achieved, without them we would be circling, not being sure of our path, our beliefs and the purpose of existence.
The arrow flies in the sky swiftly, it’s got direction, it can clearly see the target on the wall, it determinedly continues towards it’s target, it’s mission is to fight the air and continue with it’s speed till it successfully hits its target!
What does the target do? The target does nothing but stands there still without purpose just waiting to get hit!
We have the choice of being an arrow or a target who is waiting to get hit by life. Which one do we decide to be? And how can we become an arrow in our lives? The answer is simple...