Coach Evans, Master in Taekwondo, discusses life and lessons he has learned through his years of training and interacting with other human beings.
The word, FAILURE, usually congers up uneasy feelings of past mistakes and heartache. But failure is simply a part of life. A NECESSARY PART!
There will always be hurt in failure. If we fail in something we've worked really hard or long in, the hurt is more. Shattered goals, divorces, promotions, etc... It will hurt! However, with repeated failure, come resilience.
No matter how hard we try, sometimes it's not enough. We don't all win, we don't all get a medal, the promotion is not always meant for us. It doesn't mean we don't try. We should try! We should work our tails off to try and conquer our goals!
But we will fail. Often. But with each failure, we learn. We learn how to get through the obstacle. We learn that we CAN get through it. Here's a short parable to help illustrate.
"There was once a man walking up a large gravel hill to get out of the valley. As he worked hard to climb the...
Who do you want to be? Not a simple question. You can be nice, respectful, caring, a jerk. Anything.
When we're young, we are typically told what to be. "Be nice." "Be a hard worker." "Be obedient." (Incase you don't know me well, I HATE that word!)
The thing is, you can choose to be whoever you want to be! It doesn't matter if you are 10 years old or 100. You have the choice. You are the ONLY one who has the choice. If you want to be kind, then decide that you are kind and live that way. If you want to be a jerk, then own it and live it. (Though we all wish you wouldn't, it is still your decision.)
So how do we decide who we want to be?
First, list the qualities that you want to have and are important for you. Kind, respectful, caring, knowledgeable, strong, courageous, the list could go on forever.
Second, BE THAT TYPE OF PERSON!
If we are lucky enough to have more time on this planet, then we know that...