Wednesday, December 12, 2012
THE PATH TO MASTERY
BEING A MASTER MEANS FIRST BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT.
Being a Master means first becoming a Master Student. You must learn constantly or you will stop growing. True master instructors are the ones who are consistently growing, changing and re-inventing themselves.
Mastery means regularly challenging your beliefs, questioning methods and adjusting accordingly to your approach in training Tae Kwon-Do
Mastery is working on mastering your own life. This is simply laid out in Tae Kwon-Do, by mastering the Tenants; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Easily said, challenging to live by.
You are on the path; you are looking for ideas in which to improve yourself. It is the very reason you are honoring our Academy by your presence.
The Academy is a place where the methods are questioned, and the process brought out into the light of day. The master sleeps within you ready to be awakened!
Finally you have to let go of your ego! Your ego will hold you back from walking the path to mastery. Your ego is what says, "Yes I know that. I have tried that it didn't work for me." It may not have worked a year ago but maybe now is the time? We have a saying, it is not what I know it is what I do with what I know! As students and teachers we can only share information. It is up to you to take the Action!