Change Their/Your Thought… Change the World!!!

I wanted to share what we discussed in Monday’s Class.

It was something extremely awesome that came up during our Date Night.

During the parts where we were not training we were of course doing Origami.

Many of the kiddos were saying… “I can’t do it…” (followed by sad face).

Then about an hour and a half into it… one said… “Can you teach me how”.

WOW!!!

I made a big deal out of this for all of them.

Afterwards everyone would say…. “Can you teach me how” or “Can you help me”.

WOW!!! (again)

Talk about an awesome transformation.

No more sad faces and just sponges ready to learn.

That is what our children are… sponges.

They are ready to absorb.

I just wanted to share with you this awesome moment because I think it makes a difference.

We are raised with the concept of negativity all around us.

“No” we say or “that is a NO NO”.

This always happens… but it is never too late to change it.

My oldest was sad last night because she didn’t get to do what she wanted to do.

We sat down and as soon as soon as we started discussing it… she cried 😦

I first started with the same thing I and I am sure many of you have heard… “we don’t always get what we want.”

I then followed it up with something that I think is very powerful.

Now we can focus on the thing(s) that we didn’t get to do… or we can think about all the amazing things we did get to do.

I then began to list everything that we did yesterday.

A very long list of fun things. Many of which she asked to do.

The frown was then turned upside down 🙂

I think that if we can help them think positive about things and see the lessons and “silver linings” then we have a very strong chance of making a big difference.

Now, I say this about our children… but I believe it is never too late to make this adjustment in the way we think.

It may take longer to keep it going and to make it happen without us thinking about it directly.

But I think it is definitely worth it.

Lets rid the world’s vocabulary of four letter bad words like “can’t” and see what happens next!!!

Guro Larry
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!

10 Years Later… still loving it!!!

I started kickboxing at Martial Way in my early 20’s, then had to stop for a while when I was starting my career. I came back 8 years later and was welcomed with smiles and hugs. I loved it when I was 22 and I still love it at 32; It’s a great workout at any age. The instructors are fun, cool people whom I consider friends and they challenge me to do my personal best every class. The well-crafted lesson plans and motivation of working with the enthusiastic instructors and peers make this one of the most effective workouts I have ever done. My favorite thing about training at Martial Way is how it makes me feel: Strong!

Shana Horton

Try or Apply??? Most only Try….

Today I was reminded of the old saying, “knowledge is power”.

It reminded me of what I have stated before. Knowledge isn’t power… Execution is Power!!!

Many of us start tasks with saying… “I’ll try”.

This is the wrong approach when wanting to accomplish something.

Think of Karate Kid (the original one) where Myagi is telling Daniel-san that if he is “yes”, then he is on one side of the road. If he is “no” he is on the other side of the road. However if he is “guess so” then he is in the middle of the road.

To “try” is the exact same thing. If we “try”… then we get stuck in the middle of the road on our journey towards goal achieving. We never cross it and get to our goal. However, if we “apply” and say “I will do it” or “I am doing it” the percentage drops and we stand a chance of achieving great things. If we start every task with the term “try”… we will always be able to use that as a “reason” (excuse) for failing… “well I tried.” Honestly, I have never heard someone who just achieved something major say… “well… I just tried”.

Change your vocabulary before you start your next task or goal. “Try”… ooops… Take the knowledge that you are getting and “apply” it. Put it to use. Help yourself and when you see success… share that with others this Power. Help them see the benefit and pay it forward.

Apply…
and Execute!!!

Enjoy!!!


Guro Larry, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!