Life is what you make of it. This is very, very true. Some people insist on being miserable while other people are almost always happy. Personally I tend to be that almost always happy person. I always try to look for the good in any situation and if I am having a tough time I look for a solution to make it better. This has really served me well in my martial training because even when I am tired before or after a workout I see the positives and move forward. It could be that I see that heavy bag sitting there and think wow that looks like it needs some kicking. I might see the wooden dummy standing there and immediately I think trapping and locking time. Or I might have that total burn from an unbelievable workout and just feel exhausted and so typically I think to myself, “hey it is time for some powerade or Gatorade.” Bottom line even when I have had an injury I find a way to turn it into a positive. When I blew my knee out in Brazilian Jiujitsu I did not go into a ball and not practice. No, I showed up for every class like usual but I did everything slow motion and careful not to bother my knee. (all while wearing a gigantic brace I might add) I worked around my injury for six months and you know what. In six months when it was healed I was a much better grappler than before! Life is simply to short to be down. If you have lemons make some lemonade and enjoy it! A positive outlook never hurt anyone.
Brian R. VanCise
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