Determination, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how to develop Determination as an active habit when we plan out the steps to achieve our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson (author and teacher)

Determination:  is the power or habit of deciding definitely and firmly.

Determination gives us power — the power to overcome the obstacles in our path to achieving our goals.  It is the power to complete the task, finish the job, reach the top of the mountain, to accomplish whatever our goal may be.  Determination is also a habit we can form.  To develop the habit of determination, we can make a simple list of the tasks we have to do — whether it is chores at home, schoolwork we need to do, or martial arts skills we need to practice.  To make this habit of determination even stronger, we can list on a personal calendar the steps we need to follow to achieve an important personal goal, like earning our Black Belt.  We can set goals for each week, each month, and even quarterly (every 3 months).  This helps to focus and strengthen our determination.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What is an important goal for you?
  2.  What are some of the steps you will need to take to achieve this goal?  Could you write down a list of them?
  3.  How could you use a calendar to plan out these steps?

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