Ladies and gentlemen let me start this piece by giving thanks. Thank whatever you believe in, if you believe in nothing, then thank nothing for we have everything. Giving thanks for we have everything, yet we tend to appreciate nothing. In my latest trip I went from one of the wealthiest countries in the world to one of the poorest and despite seeing people in such poor conditions, I’m ashamed to say I’m not content. The world is a funny place where most of us serve others only when we believe to be serving ourselves. The grass always seems to be greener somewhere else.
Martial arts have been around as long as the art of war has been around. Some of the oldest martial arts reach back several thousand years. A few of the ones that are popular today came around within the last century or two, however, and our improvised improvements upon martial arts they have been around 4 many times longer.
This is an analogy I have used with my clients for a while now and many people can relate to it in their own lives as well as with friends and loved ones. The principle is really very simple; short-term gain, long-term pain.
We all know the big 2 0 is an accomplishment in itself. Or so it seems… 20 is when you are supposed to have all of your 'ish' together. You are supposed to know and already be doing something with your life; whether it be finishing up college, getting into a serious relationship, or starting an exciting new career. I want to say to all of the 20-somethings and the just now adults: