……Okay how often do you allow negative thoughts to effect you during the course of your day? I am curious because rarely do I allow negative thoughts to continue or impact me on a day to day basis. You see when confronted with a thought that is not positive I in turn look for the way to make that thought a positive. How do I do this? Take for instance if something comes up that I have to do. I may not be happy that I have this chore to do yet I will figure out the positive aspects of it and then I will enjoy it. In life, whether we are at home or at work we will have to make decisions and some times these decisions are tough. Take for instance if you have to find a way to compromise with your co-worker’s, employee’s, boss, etc. You may be in a situation where you are asked to do something that you do not wish to do ie. quarterly tax reports, etc. However if you see the benefit of having a job, house or apartment, food on the table, etc. you can quickly turn it into a positive situation because if you do a good job you will continue to have these things. In regards to the Martial Sciences there can be no room for doubt in your abilities if you plan on being successful in the moment. Constant practice is difficult but necessary. Creating an aura of positive good will is essential for you to maintain that constant practice. Truthfully I enjoy hard practice and consistent training so for myself it is almost always a positive. Yet, even I find myself tired, achey, etc. During those times I think to myself of the positive aspect that might be had from this class or training. Usually the positive aspect rests around stretching or getting the body moving or seeing my students or noting that I need to practice on a certain technique for an upcoming seminar, etc. Once I start my mind thinking about what ever positive aspect I am going to be doing I mentally psyche myself up and I am good to go. Usually those are the best training episodes and I am usually extremely happy afterwards. Never take for granted your skills, never dwell on a negative but instead turn it into a positive!
See You On The Mats!
Brian R. VanCise
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