Happy, but never satisfied
Posted: April 30, 2020
HAPPY, BUT NEVER SATISFIED
When an athlete (or anyone) stops trying to become better, they stop being good. The second we become satisfied is the second that we stop trying to become better.
People who are sad or depressed tend to lament that they "should be" better at this or that (school, work, relationships, sports, or other areas of life). What they are really doing is focusing on their lack or failure. The happiest and most productive people tend to focus on their strengths, and on the progress or gains that have been made toward their goal. This affirms the previous effort and positively points us toward our goal.
We hope you are happy with your present skill level in the martial arts. We hope you can see the progress you are making; not only in your physical skills, but, more importantly, in your attitudinal qualities. Qualities like: Modesty, Courtesy, Integrity, Courage, Perseverance, and Indomitable Spirit! We hope that you are happy but not satisfied, because what you have attained is background for the greater achievements that lie ahead.