Have you ever participated in an activity that got you excited but you ended up stopping because it was too challenging? In our everyday lives, we are faced with challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of our success. At Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us the 4th Principles of Mental Conduct: Have a Purpose and Determination.
On a regular basis, we need to ask ourselves what goals we want to achieve in our lives. Whatever that goal may be, we should expect that the road will not be easy. We need to have determination during that process so that we are willing to push through the challenges and breakthrough. Pushing through and overcoming challenges provides you with a feeling of achievement and satisfaction once the goal is obtained.
At Jung SuWon, this principle is taught through the physical training. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim reminds us that when we face a challenge during class, we push ourselves to make sure we are able to finish what we started. Whether it is breaking a board or continuing a sparring session, we are faced with challenges that we need to find and use our inner strength to overcome. When we overcome it, we get a feeling of achievement and satisfaction and also a boost of confidence. This should be applied to all aspects of our lives.
What is holding you back in your life? Are you afraid of obtaining your success? Whatever you do or want to achieve, you need to have the determination in your life.