Life lessons from Taekwondo
A little over 2 months ago, my wife and I decided to enroll our 10 year-old son in Taekwondo because we thought it would be good exercise for him, and help teach him discipline and leadership skills.
Little did we know that my wife and I would sign up as well! Taekwondo became a family adventure.
Although I never thought my body would be flexible or graceful enough to do any of these moves, I soon realized that I was capable of much more than I ever thought I was.
Tonight, all three of us stood confidently and received our very first belt promotion from white belt to white belt with black stripe. While this may only be a drop in the bucket compared to what it will take to reach our black belt status, we all felt a sense of accomplishment knowing that we can be successful in Taekwondo, and do possess within us the capabilities of one day reaching our black belt status with a lot of confidence, focus, and intensity.
Our Grand Master, a very respectable 62 year-old gentleman who has been learning martial arts for 48 years, encouraged and taught all of us tonight. One thing he spoke that has stuck with me ever since the graduation is the fact that becoming a black belt is more about attitude and intensity than it is being able to complete all of the moves and forms.
IT'S ABOUT BEING A LEADER AND BEING WILLING TO HELP OTHERS!
I realize that many folks at WA have been encouraging us with the same wisdom. Becoming a successful online entrepreneur starts by writing from the heart with intensity and focus so that you can bring traffic to your website. Without the traffic, you cannot and will not make money.
Additionally, you must also become a leader in your blogging and writing. If you do not lead people to your website and lead them to trust you as an authority in your niche, your business will likely fail.
You also must be willing to help others along the way to achieve their goals. For, at one time, we were all beginners in some fashion or another. We need each other to learn what we need and apply it to our lives. It's much more difficult to walk the path alone.
Lastly, as my family and I learned tonight, it's OK to celebrate small wins, baby steps if you will. In fact, I would be bold enough to proclaim that you MUST celebrate those milestones along the way.
If you don't take time to celebrate along the way, somewhere along the line, you will either lose focus, lose interest, become frustrated, or end up off the path altogether. And, if you wait too long, you may realize that it's too late, and you've failed to achieve your desired goal.
Be blessed everyone, and take the journey of life one step at a time.