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Join Date: Dec 2002
Rep Power: 21
Total Points: 231,544.00
5 Traits of a black belt
Be happy but never satisfied
Set Renewing goals; focus on the path to obtain the goal, not on the goal itself. The person who learns to enjoy the path will always surpass the last goal on their way to the next
Compare yourself, not with others, but with your own potential
Comparing yourself to your potential helps you set realistic goals, while not expecting too much, or demanding too little from your efforts
Keep emotions in balance
“Lose control of your emotions and your opponent has an ally.” However, emotions can be your ally if they are channeled in constructive ways. They are the driving force in the accomplishment of all worthy tasks.
A disciplined person is one who knows what to do and does it.
Make the most out of every situation
Instead of saying, “Why is this happening to me?” say, “What is good about this, and how can it benefit me?” With this attitude everything becomes a learning experience, and we are able to cope with the day-to-day challenges that life rewards us with.
Up and Comer
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: on the mat
Rep Power: 11
Total Points: 17,599.00
very good post. I always believed that skill is but the minimum requirement when getting a black belt. Character is also a major factor