Stamina, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic during the month of February will be Stamina.  This week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Stamina, and its relation to one of our tenets, Perseverance.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Your mind is the most incredible gift!  A powerful mind is the reserve for all that is physical in stamina.”  — James C. Emlund

The basic meaning of the word stamina is “enduring energy, strength, and resilience.”  Stamina is important both for our bodies and for our minds — to be both physically and mentally strong.  If we don’t have mental stamina —  a strong determination to stick with something we’ve started — we have a hard time achieving our goals.  Next week, we’ll be doing Promotion Exams together in class.  You’ll be working hard, and doing your best with everything on the exam to earn your next belt.  Use the exam to develop your stamina by approaching everything with a “Can Do!” attitude, and trying your hardest to be your best.

Discussion Questions:

1)  What is the meaning of Stamina?

2)  What is something you needed to have Stamina to get finished?

3)  How are Stamina and Perseverance related?

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

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