Achieving Goals in Small Bites
Posted by Second Chance to Live on June 22, 2013
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. In May of this year I had the opportunity and privilege of presenting during a work shop at a conference, the Embracing Life and Living Well after Traumatic Brain Injury Conference. During the workshop I demonstrated some of the hand eye coordination skills that I have been developing and honing as a martial artist – on both my dominant and non-dominant sides of my body. Skills in western boxing, muay Thai, wing chun, jeet kune do, modern arnis and kali drills. The reason why I demonstrated these skills was to illustrate a point and share a principle.
Recently I received a tally of the evaluations and the comments that were made by the individuals who attended my work shop at the conference. Among the comments that I received concerning my inclusion and demonstration of my western boxing, muay Thai, wing chun, jeet kune do, modern arnis and kali skills were: “I loved the martial arts stuff & quotes” and “The martial arts elements were very effectively illustrated in the use of life and the goals. An explanation of ‘correlation’ extremely valuable to the points touched upon.”
Shortly after beginning my training at the martial school my Sensei shared with me his philosophy. He shared with me that his job – as my instructor – is to give me ingredients through my training. He told me that I will grow and develop as a martial artist as I learn how to combine those ingredients together. The process has been slow at times, but the journey has been very worth while. By staying committed to the process of learning and combining various skills, I have been able to accomplish what I never dreamed possible.
One man presented a riddle to another man, “How do you eat an elephant?” The other man replied, “One bite at a time.”
In life you may want to accomplish some thing that may seem too big to you. May seem to daunting to you. I have had those thoughts too, but then I remember the above answer to the riddle, “One bite at a time”. Through staying committed to the process, working on and learning how to combine each ingredient, the elephant is consumed and the goal reached.
So when you face your elephant (s) remember the answer to the riddle, “One bite at a time”. By staying committed to the process, working on each skill and learning how to combine each ingredient, the elephant will be consumed and the goal will be reached. In the process, you will be able to accomplish what you never dreamed possible.
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