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Thoughts of a "Master"

Coach Evans, Master in Taekwondo, discusses life and lessons he has learned through his years of training and interacting with other human beings.

Ownership of our Lives

If you've ever seen an argument on Facebook or even real life, "lack of ownership" was probably to blame.

Ownership is taking responsibility for our lives.  There is an inexhaustible amount of topics we could discuss, but here are some quick ones that come to mind.

Actions:  It has got to be #1.  No one makes me do anything....ever!  All of my actions are completely up to me.  Others can suggest, try to force, or threaten, but I still choose to take any action (or inaction) I do.

I hear time and time again how upset someone is on Social Media.  "It ruined my whole week!"  Well guess what, even if you did nothing to warrant an argument or beratement on Social Media, it was your choice to open the app, scroll along and allow yourself to be a part of whatever upset you.  Own your choice.  It's your fault you are upset.  If you don't want to feel that way, don't get on Social Media!  I'll take ownership of my actions.

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Who do you want to be?

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!

Done!

If we are lucky enough to have more time on this planet, then we know that...

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