Commitment, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about staying focused on the Commitments we have made, and not letting ourselves get distracted from them.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Commitment is the glue that binds us to our goals.”  — Jhoon Rhee (teacher)

Often, when we make a commitment to something, this means that we are willing to forgo other things to keep that commitment.  We are willing to give up things that would stop us or distract us from keeping that commitment.  If we make a commitment to practicing our karate skills at home, this means we set aside definite, special times during the week to do that.  We don’t use those special times for anything else — like playing Chinese checkers, or going to Taco Bell.  During those special times, we focus on practicing and improving our karate skills.  We think about what we’re doing as we practice, and try not to let our minds wander onto other things (like Chinese checkers or Taco Bell).

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Is wanting to practice your karate skills on your own a commitment?
  2.  What could you do to make this an actual commitment?  Would deciding on what days and what times your practice, and for how long, make this a commitment?
  3.  Would writing down what you intend to practice that week before you get started help you to keep your commitment to practice?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Commitment, with our school community by using the form below.

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