One thing life has taught me is that: We can do so much more than we think we can.
But I learnt to develop my capacities,I learnt that kicking above the head was not
possible for me.
I perfected my techniques at waist and knee level, which are less showy but much
I then went on to get my black belt in Ladies Self Defence System and I am a student
of Tai-Chi Chuan and Kong-fu.
You see, your capabilities always exceed your limitations, but if you focus on the
negative only you will never give yourself the chance to show your abilities and
You need to learn to control your emotions or they will control you.
Martial Arts require total concentration. In karate, when you have to break a brick
with your hand, you do not think of the top of the brick, you visualise your hand
coming through the other side...
Same with your life in general, let your brain know what you want.... make it as
if it has already happened.
Billie Jean King rarely double faulted under pressure in a tennis match: "I never
permit myself to think for even a moment about the possibility of a double-fault"
. Be aware of the thoughts that you let in your mind... paint them bright pink! Recognise
them and get rid of the ones that are strangling your confidence.
Remember what Henry Ford once said:
"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't... You're probably right!"
I passed my black belt in karate at age 40!
That was a real achievement for me.
I did not have the flexibility of younger students, nor the height ( I am just 5'
or the strength of a 20 year old man.
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