Dear Guts Is The Key Reader. This entry is intended to be both personal and inspirational. Personal, because it is about who I am by nature. And Inspirational, because the characteristic I am describing will help you also, and serve you well in your own personal psychology.
I have been called repeatedly: “Relentless.” I guess it’s because I do not give up, until I succeed. People that know me well, know this about me.
Feared is the fighter (in the ring & in life) who wont stay down but comes back at you with increased ferocity & improved performance. That’s me!
If you knock me down, you better finish me off. Cause I’m coming back at you with renewed vigor and improved performance. Down is not out for me. It is just “Dig Deep Time.”
I teach #Shotokan karate. I love this pursuit. It gives me an effective tool, to utilize in helping others learn how to develop a successful, healthy and whole approach, to daily living.
I give my lessons to students, without charge, as a way to serve God & help others. This kind of personal philanthropy should be a part of every healthy life. Each of us needs to find ways to be true to our selves in service and finding ways to give to others. It is the healthiest means to express gratitude for the blessings in life, we have been given ourselves!
My students will tell you that I am “relentless” too. I push myself for personal excellence and I push them for higher performance levels and deeper understanding. They know that I am all about my #Shotokan code of conduct.
1- Seek Perfection of Character
2- Be faithful
4- Respect Others
5- Refrain from Violent Behavior
My students know that I live & teach these true words……. I wonder if Shakespeare had any idea that Polonius’s line “To thine own self be true” would be carved in history as a great truth. Do not run from your problems. With God’s help, face them. Overcome them. Then with God’s help, teach others to do the same.
View your life & profession as a daily opportunity to make a positive impact in the world around you. Be relentless, in this worthy goal of overcoming personal defects and contributing meaningful, public service that enriches the lives of others!
Yes, grab hold of what it means to do your best to be your best! And be Relentless about it!