Character, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role of Character in achieving the goal of earning our black belt.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller (author and teacher)

Earning our black belt isn’t going to be easy — it is a long-term goal.  This is going to take us substantial time and effort.  We’re going to learn many new skills, and practice diligently with them to be able to do them effectively.  Some of these skills will come easily, but many we will have to work hard both physically and mentally to learn.  We will also be using our qualities of character to keep us moving forward, and to overcome obstacles that get in our way.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Which of the Tenets of Taekwondo do you think are going to be important for earning your black belt?
  2.  Are there other qualities of character you think are going to be important?
  3.  Do you think that you can strengthen these qualities of character as you work to earn your black belt?

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