Monday, January 23, 2012


By David Wallace, 1st dan

Why is it important to be a responsible person?

Adult Students at the Tournament
Responsibility is being held accountable for your actions. It’s taking ownership of what you say and do and if you are not a responsible person it can highly limit your abilities to achieve and succeed.

Everyone has certain or specific responsibilities in their lives, whether it’s at home where you have certain tasks or chores that has to be done such as laundry, dishes or taking out the trash.  Someone has to do it and if it is your responsibility then others in your family rely on you to do them otherwise the burden may fall on them. Same thing goes at work.  If you are assigned a certain task then you are responsible for following through in accomplishing that task. Also, having a proven track record of being trustworthy and accountable will help in finding the right job and moving up in that job.

In Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo, responsibility is something that can propel you to reach those higher goals.  Your instructors are responsible for teaching you Moo Sul Kwan Martial Arts but only you are responsible for what you do with that information and how you use it. It is ultimately your choice in what you take out of or put into your training.  You have to be responsible enough to pay attention and work hard in your classes or keep up those training charts and practice at home.  This responsibility lies solely on your shoulders and no one else.

So, you can take on these responsibilities head on and have the best chance for success.  Hold yourself accountable for everything you do or you can cheat yourself and the others whom may have helped you along the way by not taking ownership in what you do and not being honest with yourself and others which can only lead to failure.

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