Just as I was wishing this day would come to a close, I recieved and email from Master Alvas, the owner of my son’s karate school. Normally, the emails are just updates that I will open and glance at making sure I remember everything I need to remember.
This time was different. I opened the email, saw their logo NICE AND BIG (I like that part because I designed it ) and then noticed the title, “Weekly Tune Up”. I don’t remember ever seeing anything like that so I continued to read. It was just what I needed on a day like today. Inspiration needed? Please read…
Weekly Tune Up
What Are You Asking For?
By Master David Alvas, Director, USK Karate Academy
What you look for in life is what you get. I have known or met a lot of successful people in my life, and the single quality that seems to thread the successful people together is intention towards positive action. Yes, even the most successful struggle from time to time, but it is their intention to never back down that keeps them moving forward. More importantly, successful people embrace the idea that whatever challenge is happening to them is happening because it needs to happen. Actually, some of the most successful people that I have met have told me that they ask for hardship! They need the opportunity to grow. They embrace the challenge and all of the potential growth that it has to offer.
It is in the struggle that we find our way. We find out who we really are and what we are really made of. Without a challenge, we have no opportunity to overcome, and overcoming a challenge is where all the joy is. The more joy in your life, the more you will be ready to handle the next challenge. It’s a beautiful cycle.
So this week I ask, what are you asking for? If things are not going so well, find the opportunity. I promise you, there is something there to make you better, to move you forward. You just have to want to find it. Don’t focus on the problem, focus on the solution. If things are going great, then great! Ask for some challenge to keep you moving forward so you don’t stagnate.
It’s all about growth and movement forward. Don’t be afraid of the challenge, you have everything you need to face it and win.
All the best,
USK Karate Academy
I just thought I’d share. Thank you Master Alvas!