Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The way you do one thing is how you do everything
Last year I started martial arts (I do mixed martial arts- mostly a combo of tae kwan do and jujitso, if anyone is interested!) and I am learning so much about strength and discipline. One of the main values my trainer emphasizes to us is "the way you do one thing is how you do everything," and it really gets me motivated.
For example- I don't want to just give it my all in class right at the start when I am feeling fresh and energetic- then slack off later when I'm tired. I want to give it my all from start to finish because it's challenging and requires more determination- but that's the kind of attitude that develops character and helps you learn more and go further. And I can take that value further than just in class and apply it to my life.
I was just wondering if you guys have any values or something like that that motivates you? I've been thinking about this a lot lately because I have so many commitments with my time and I want to do everything to the best of my ability.