Success, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how taking definite, concrete action is the foundation to Success.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso (artist)

We often think about success in terms of results — the goal or outcome we set ourselves to achieve.  But there is more to it than that.  As Picasso said, taking action is the key to our success.  When Picasso decided to create a picture, he had to get out his paints and brushes and put paint to a blank canvas.  He had to stick with it until his picture was finished.  If our goal is to earn our Black Belt, the same thing applies — we have to take action to achieve our goal.  We come to our lessons regularly and participate fully.  We watch closely, listen carefully, learn and practice our karate skills.  We learn new skills, and strengthen ones we already know.  To achieve any success, we take action — we put in the time and effort it takes to accomplish our goal.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Do you think that earning your 1st Achievement Stripe counts as a success?
  2.   What is a new skill you have had to learn and practice to earn your 1st stripe?
  3.   When you learn and practice this new skill, are you taking action to achieve success?

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