Let me explain! No matter what stage of life you are in, or no matter what area of life we are discussing, you need to be selfish. To be successful, to be the best, and just to be happy in general. Be selfish! Of course, Not all the time, because there has to be give and take, but definitely sometimes. One of the biggest obstacles, I hear from people about training is that they have no time. If you are struggling with this, Let me give you some advice.. You need to MAKE TIME!!
I agree that we are all busy, but I do believe that everyone needs to find their passion and make time for that passion. Life is about living for our families and our passions. For some people, our jobs can be a passion, our business can be our passion… for the purpose of this blog, I believe that for the readers, martial arts is our passion and for any of us to be truly happy, we need to be training. Think about the last time you missed classes for an extended amount of time. You probably became cranky, a little miserable etc.. That all changed as soon as you were able to hit the mats again. Here is a fact. If someone is happy, they are a better employee, a better spouse, a better parent etc.. Make yourself happy first and then give your all to everyone else!! By being selfish first, you will never have regret or resentment when giving your all in other areas of your life.
So for everyone reading who may have felt guilty in the past for taking some time for them… to do anything, read a book, hit the gym, go for coffee, play music, or hit the mats… stop feeling guilty and BE SELFISH!! And after your Selfish time, give your ALL to the other areas. Life is about balance. Everyone will thank you for it!
See you on the mats!
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