A Word About Passion and Perseverance
Posted: April 09, 2011
Being in the Martial Arts business is really a blessing. I come into contact with a variety of different people from all walks of life on a daily basis. Over the years, I have had the privilege of teaching many very successful people and there is a high correlation with how well people do in martial arts, and how well they do in their personal lives.
The common denominator that defines these people are passion and perseverance. These people tend to be decisive. If they make up their mind that they want to get a black belt, they are relentless in their pursuit of this goal. In their personal and professional lives, they tend to show the same passion and perseverance, and consequently it has led them to success in their lives.
This all seems like common sense, but the reason I bring this up is that I see a very disturbing trend developing in the general populace. Many people are walking around with no passion about anything. They are also extremely likely to start things and then quit when things get difficult.