This is the theme of the first poster this year for the Black Belt Grading taking place in June 2013.
This simple statement is so true to all aspects of life and just not pertaining to the martial arts.
We all meet challenges, obstacles, difficulties, and so forth, but it is us who decides where we keeping moving forward or do we simply give up.
Nothing out there will stop us but us. It is you that makes things more painful, more difficult, more challenging. It’s all in our minds.
We can perceive how things turn out. Generally we decide whether we will succeed through our actions and thoughts. We are in control of these actions and thoughts. No one else is.
Every moment of your life you decide whether or not you are a black belt that was a white belt that never gave up.
Master Jonathan Field