Stamina, week 2

We will continue to talk about Stamina during our lessons this week.  We’ll be considering the important role of Stamina in achieving the goals we have set for ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Nothing will work unless you do.” — John Wooden (basketball coach)

For any goal you set for yourself, there are a series of steps that you can take to successfully accomplish it.  You don’t have to tackle a big goal all at once.  Break your goal into small steps, and begin working diligently on those.  If your goal is to become a Black Belt one day, work toward that goal by earning your achievement stripes, and earning your next color belt.  Sticking with it as you get closer and closer to your goal takes stamina — we also call this perseverance.  You don’t have to earn your white belt and then train for years before you test for your next belt — your Black Belt.  Yes, that was really the way it used to work.  Use your stamina to help you achieve your big goals by small steps.

Discussion Questions:

1)  What are some of your goals for yourself in the Martial Arts?

2)  What is a big goal you can achieve by taking small steps?

3)  Is there something you really wanted to do, but you’ve hesitated because it seemed just too big to accomplish?

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