Eat your dinner before you have your dessert.

This can be taken a few different ways.

One, make sure you eat all your healthy food before you indulge in delicious desserts.

Two, get your work done before you take your leisure time to relax and do the things you like.

Three, one must work hard and smart before they reap the benefits of success and the rewards that come along with it.

All three are important but the last two are more important if you wish to achieve more and live a more fulfilled life. It takes a lot of hard work, smart, and dedication to be successful in anything you choose to do. But the rewards that await all your efforts feels awesome. You just don’t get physical and material rewards, or new skills. You can a new sense of who you are. You’ll be proud of yourself. Your confidence will be higher. You’ll gain more passion for what you do and for life in general.

These are all the desserts you indulged in after you eat your dinner.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


ADULT MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: Begin with the End in Mind

Whatever it is you choose to accomplish you must begin with the end in mind.

What exactly is is you wish to achieve, accomplish, gain, earn, receive, and etc,. ?

You need to have a clear picture of the final outcome. Know all the details.

Once you know this you can plan out to achieve the end.

What are all the steps that are needed to get done?

What needs to get done now and what needs to get done later?

What do you need help with?

You need to plan from the end and work your way back to the starting point.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning Everyone

I decided to combine the Junior and Adult Message this week into one blog. Back to separate blogs next week.

The Adult Message of the week is; Proactive Vs. Reactive

People will fall into one of two categories or somewhere in between. One is Proactive. Proactive people take responsibility for their lives and make things happen that they want. Reactive people tend to blame others for the situations in their lives and feel they have no control over what is happening. Good news is you have a choice in which way you want to be. The first step is to admit what you are. Second step is to take responsibility for your life and what is going on.

When faced with different challenges and situations Proactive people respond differently than Reactive people. Here is a few examples.

PROACTIVE: I will do it.  REACTIVE: I will try

PROACTIVE: I can do better than that.  REACTIVE: That is just the way I am

PROACTIVE: There’s gotta be a way.  REACTIVE: i can’t.


The Junior Message of the Week is; Best School Year Ever Part 4

So we have talked about goal setting, how to achieve your school goals, and who can help you achieve them. This week I would like to talk about the obstacles that may get in your way for your school goals such as getting better marks/grades.

Some obstacles are:

  • Tough quiz or test
  • Illness
  • Lots of homework
  • Vacations and Holidays
  • It’s harder than you thought it would be
  • You feel like giving up

What is your plan to overcome these and other obstacles. Having a plan of attack ahead of time will help you greatly with overcoming any obstacle that stands before you. Take a few moments to plan out what you can do to beat any obstacles you think you may encounter. Once you have your plan stick to it.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


cobourg tae kwon do value of a smileThis week’s adult message is; The Value Of A Smile

Never underestimate the true value of a smile. Smiling makes you feel good and others around you. A simple smile has the power to change people’s attitudes and emotions almost instantly. Ever been around someone who is always smiling? Are they always smiling because they are happy or are they happy because they are smiling? Who knows right? But the fact is that they are in a good mood.

You can be in a fowl mood and someone comes up to you and is smiling. What normally happens to your mood? Usually your mood if lifted. You may not be the happiest person at that exact moment but you do feel a little better don’t you? Or how about when you are in a poor mood and you decide to smile, what happens? Once again your mood appear to have been lifted.

Smiles have the super powers of making others feel good. It also makes you feel good. Smiles are one of those things that cannot hurt. No matter what kind of situation you are in, a smile can turn things around. Give it a shot. What’s the worst thing that can happen besides feeling better and making others feel better.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

ADULT MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: Make Them Feel Important

cobourg tae kwon do adult message of the week make them feel importantThis week’s adult message is; Make Them Feel Important

Do you like it when someone makes you feel important? Of course you do. Do you try to make others feel important? Well I hope the answer is yes. We all need to feel important and we all should strive to make someone else feel important. Whether that person is a friend, family member, spouse, co-worker, and etc,.

One of the easiest ways to make someone feel important is to show a real interest in them. Ask them questions in order to get to know them or get to know them better. And then listen when they answer your questions. Really appreciate what they are saying. Really pay attention to them on all levels of communication.

Each day take some time out of your daily routine and work on really making someone feel important. Relationships often break down due to the fact that someone feels non important to the other. Make it a goal to make someone feel important every day.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do