Developing a Black Belt attitude: DETERMINATION
The entire world will move aside for a person who is determined.
“A Black Belt is a White Belt who never quits.”
Both winning and giving up are habits to learn. Corinne and I were fortunate enough to learn very young that, if we really wanted to have something, we had to knuckle down to get it.
Being determined to do something is a fantastic trait. Determination requires a single-minded focus and an unshakeable belief that the result is definitely worth the effort.
A few important lessons around determination:
Nothing that’s really worthwhile is easy.
Don’t just give up when it gets tough. That’s too easy.
Be determined and also be sensible/realistic.
Be very careful what you wish for; you might just get it.
Don’t sacrifice family and friends. Take care of them along the way.
Be prepared to change along the way; things happen.
Be present and enjoy the journey.
Robin & Corinne