Developing a Black Belt attitude: EXCELLENCE

ex·cel·lence: The quality of being outstanding or extremely good. Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Excellence requires your best and something extra. Excellence is the aspiration to exceed the limitations that we put on ourselves. It is seeking to do better. Excellence is hard to reach. Excellence is superiority and getting outstanding results in something we do. The closest we can get to excellence is practise, practise, practise. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used

Developing a Black Belt attitude: FRIENDSHIP

A masterpiece of nature. Another with whom we share gladly our joy, our triumphs, our defeats and disappointments just the same. The sharing of which eases each’s load and strain along the journey of life. Propping up one another along the way. A part of ourselves mirrored in a glance that conveys all that need not be said. Of no commercial value, friendship is a treasure above no other. Friendship is showing unconditional support, loyalty and honesty. A friend is someone you can call on no matter the time day or night knowing they’ll be there for you. Friendship is accepting your friends the way they are with their faults, mistakes, good and bad. It’s being loyal to them and knowing you hav

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