By practicing discipline, focus, and patience and taking the time to learn your art or arts of choice, you will be slowly refined. You will deal with pressure, deal with trials and struggles, but through your persistence, you will come out even more brilliant than you already are. You will find yourself becoming better in all areas of your life. Living with less stress, confidence and better health just has a way of helping you in all areas of your life.
And by practicing the virtues we covered, they will trickle into your career, studies, relationships, and all that you do. By becoming better at these things, you become better full circle.
Isn’t it fascinating that by having discipline, focus & patience you can learn practically anything? The people who are successful at martial arts are people that don’t make excuses. They prioritize their training and learning.
It’s more than just a hobby to them it’s a way of life. They aren’t closed-minded. They don’t think they know everything. They are humble and they are forever learning and therefore forever growing.
It’s a pity to waste so much time and money on something that you are just going to be mediocre at and do not feel you will be doing this in 10, 15, 20+ years. More importantly, if you think you don’t have the time or money to invest in yourself, then no amount of martial arts training is going to help when you need it most.
If we flip this around and you actually love martial arts and you make it a part of your life and look at it as an asset rather than an obstacle, then your martial arts training will be there when you need it most.
This could be in a fight or it could be in the gym or even in school or even when you are having a tough time in a relationship. Martial arts helps you to do so much more than the know-how to defend yourself. By deciding to excel at these 3 virtues: discipline, focus & patience, you can overcome just about any obstacle life throws at you.
Martial arts can help you be a better you full circle, you just have to decide to not quit on yourself and to make it a part of your life. It’s really that simple.