Determination, week 2

This week, we will be talking together about how Determination can help us to set meaningful priorities to achieve our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (author)

Determination:  helps us to set meaningful priorities.

When we are determined to achieve a goal, we have to set priorities for how we will make this happen.  Setting priorities helps us keep our goals in focus, and makes them easier to accomplish.  As an example, Michael Jordan was told by his high school basketball coach that he would never make the team because he wasn’t skilled enough.  He was determined to play on that basketball team, so he set the priority of practicing his skills at home every night.  He was committed to his goal of making it onto the team.  Because of his determination, he made the team, and was later offered a college basketball scholarship.  He eventually went on to play for the Chicago Bulls, and is now recognized as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.  If our goal is to become a Black Belt, then we must make that a priority.  Make it to lessons every week, practice at home, and be determined to achieve your goal.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What is a goal you are determined to accomplish?
  2.   What do you think are important steps toward this goal — what do you have to do to make it happen?
  3.   Which of these should you do first?

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