As we work towards our goals, we often are hit with stumbling blocks whether it be our training levelled off and we no longer see the same gains, or we have run into some energy vampires and let them get to us. Here are my top 4 Questisms, things that I have said to help myself overcome some sort of challenge in my life. When challenged with a situation that threatens to hold you back, say one of these that apply, and feel the energy surge! Whenever possible say them out loud and with authority as if you are demanding that it happen. When you say things out loud you activate more than one sense that helps to energize your body, mind and spirit!
Coach Flower – “Who am I? I am a Champion!” Regardless of your station whether you compete in tournaments or in life you are a Champion! You are not here on Earth to be mediocre, or to “just get by” You are here to flourish and be abundant! Instead of asking “What do you want?” ask “What do I expect!”
Master Zaleski – “Do it Now Do it Right Do it All!” Procrastination is the assassination of Motivation. We all have things we do not want to do…Use this long standing Questism to keep you motivated to be disciplined doing what you HAVE to so you can do what you WANT to!
Les Brown – “If you can look up you can get up!” You will fall down during training for your black belt, and at other times as well. It is not the fact that you fell down, but what you did when it happened! If you can look up you can get up…it won't always be easy but it will always be possible!
Grand Master C.K. Choi – “A warrior is always ready!” For whatever maybe asked…Think about the belt testing, blue belts should know all the things from previous belts so that if asked you can demonstrate them for a junior. If asked to perform your pattern you should be able to do so to the best of your ability!
Not only do these quotes apply to our martial arts training, but to any area of life. You do not need to be a Champion Tae Kwon-Do player to be a Champion in other areas, and by “Warrior” I am referring to the fact that we are all still in a battle against negative thinking every day. Sometimes from within! Stay Positive and use these tools everyday!
Mr. Chris Rowe