Commitment is defined as “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” It is also defined as “an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.”

I love these two definitions because they show us both sides of the same coin that is commitment. When we dedicate ourselves to something we are passionate about, we inherently make sacrifices to accomplish whatever goals we’ve set out to achieve.

In order to set yourself up for success, you must plan ahead. Part of that planning comes with considering what you are willing to give up to make your dreams into goals and therefore a reality.

You may need to sacrifice time with friends, enjoying hobbies, attending events, or even sleep itself, in order to realize your goals. In order to push through these short term sacrifices, we must stay focused on the big picture, while rewarding ourselves along the way. If we don’t have a strong enough “why” we are doing something, then we won’t be able to push through the challenges that come up whenever something is being achieved.

For every up there is a down, for every left a right, and so for any endeavor undertaken there is always an opposing energy ready to block you in your achievements. We must find our “why power” to overcome these blocks when they come up. If we can learn to apply this to our training in Kuk Sool Won™ , we will be able to master whatever set of techniques we practice.

So, as we transition into this next part of the first quarter of 2019, take some time to consider your “why,” and use it to propel you through the next four weeks. You may be surprised how far it will take you on your next assessment in class, and beyond!

See you on the mat…

Kam sam ni da!