Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Closer or Farther Away?

By Eileen Linidner, 2nd dan

Taekwondo girl kicking high

Every day is an opportunity to get closer to your goals.  Whether your goal is a better grade in your hardest class at school, a raise at work, or your next belt in CTI Taekwondo, you can advance toward it every day.  Or you can slip farther away every day.

Every day can be progress, moving ever closer to that next belt, higher grade, advanced job.  But all movement takes energy.  It requires action to get closer, otherwise you’ll drift away, almost staying where you are; but really falling behind.  Movement requires effort – focus on your goal and discipline to achieve it.

Nothing stays the same, every day is either going to get you closer to the next thing, or farther away from it.  Which will it be?  Do you take advantage of the daily opportunity and do 10 more pushups, stay 10 minutes later at work to finish that report, do another set of math problems?  That may all the difference.  Practice that new poomse move at home and get closer to that new belt.  Take one minute out of your day to do 10 pushups and 30 sit ups.

Every day is an opportunity, a choice.  Every day only comes once.  Don’t miss today’s chance to improve yourself.  You’ll be surprised how quickly it becomes a habit, how fast you get better and stronger.  How one day you look back and see how far you have come from where you started and how close you are to that goal.

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