Even when you don’t want to

Go and train. Even when you don’t want. Get your lazy butt off the chair, put your gi on and go to the dojo. Just get it done.

Yeah, I’ve told myself this more than once. Like everyone, sometimes I don’t want to train. Life’s pressures make it hard, but I’ve found out something pretty interesting. If I just do it anyway, the every day stress melts away. I’ve never ever, in all the years I’ve been training, been sorry that I went to class. Never.

Not once have I walked out thinking, “I should have stayed home.” Okay, yeah, so I have Shotokan blood coursing through my veins (I wonder if its green like Spock’s? Oh, wait, I digress.) Karate is as much a part of me as my blue eyes and my flat feet. And even I have tough days. Putting on the gi changes it all.

So when you’re lagging, feeling your self drag and just don’t think you can  – do it anyway. In the long run you’ll be so glad you did. Attitude and perseverance. They’re the keys to success.

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