Writing Contributor: Christie McGowan
Student at Choe’s HapKiDo of Loganville
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The other day, I attended my first HapKiDo class in three weeks. When I picked up a second part-time job, I knew my new schedule would reduce HapKiDo time. I finally make time, and I try out the family Saturday morning for the first time – it was full of four other kids more or less than eight-years-old. When I was confirmed that it was the right class, I proceeded anyways. Although I’m a young adult, I felt like an eight-year-old again. During my time away from Choe’s HapKiDo Karate in Loganville, I thought I would be temporarily fine by practicing at home, but that rarely happened. So, training with the youngsters was actually a great refresher course. If it was not a light smack on the head for not coming to class, it was definitely a lesson: make time for consistent practice!
Tip #7: The more you’re around influential people, the more you’ll likely practice.
Life has its seasons. We realize that when we become adults and witness the many changes. Sometimes your days pace slowly, and other times it rushes past your head. Regardless of what life is throwing at us, we are still forced to make time for everything and around everything.
But the juggling of time is the exciting part!
On the faster days, you may envy how the slower days were spent. There was danger of wasting time because there was no rush, no deadlines. But it’s the faster days that make you finish everything necessary and at the same time wish for more room.
But if you’re lucky, you still have space to work on life goals – short and long!
The next belt up at Choe’s HapKiDo in Loganville is a great, reasonable short-term goal. To achieve black belt level, that is an even greater goal, and is a long-term goal. HapKiDo students are encouraged to practice inside. Students who train frequently are gradually led to practice outside of class, and they have fun doing it! As a result of consistent training, students become great because they’re continually around encouragement and positive atmosphere.
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The success image is found on this website: http://inward-fitness.com/blog/consistency-is-key/.