GOALS & OBSTACLES
At U.S. Elite Martial Arts we learn how we should always set our goals high in order to achieve more. There are differences between goals and wishes! Goals are written down, there is a plan to achieve them, and they have a due date. Write down your goals on a piece of paper and review your goals regularly, and this alone will turn your wishes into strong goals.
The majority of people do set goals but unfortunately not too many people achieve their goals, do you know why? To achieve any worthwhile goal, you must first be aware of the challenges that you would encounter while reaching them. I call these challenges, obstacles. Whether we want it or not, obstacles are part of our daily life, without them maybe life wouldn’t be exciting.
You have two choices! 1. Deal with them in a positive way and look at them as your new challenges, or 2. Become negative and think of them as problems, making them a bigger challenge than you think they are.
The difference between a successful and an unsuccessful person is not that the successful person is luckier, or that they are smarter, NO! The difference is how they deal with their challenges and how they achieve their goals by learning to overcome obstacles. Remember “Winners never quit, and quitters never Win
Setting out to be a Martial Arts Black Belt is not without its challenges either, you must be aware and ready to deal with them in a positive way. Challenges like being consistent for classes when we’d rather be lazy or just play, losing motivation, reaching a plateau and not seeing yourself progressing, injury, etc. These are all challenges that are made to be beaten.
Goals are not usually at your reach; they are ahead of us – at the end of the road. How can we become an achiever if we do not first learn how to overcome our challenges?
“Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character”.-Les Brown
Please remember that if your child has any challenges that need to be overcome, let us know, we will be glad to help.
Master Virgil Greer III
U.S. Elite Martial Arts & Fitness