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


JUNIOR MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: Best School Year Ever part 5

This week’s junior message isl Best School Year Ever part 5

So over the past few weeks we have discussed a few ways we can make this school year the best school year ever.

We talked about having goals, and having a plan to achieve those goals. We talked about who can help you achieve those goals.

To achieve the goals you wish to achieve this school year you must have the discipline and dedication to follow through.

Just simply having goals, knowing who can help you with you goals, and etc is not enough.

You need the discipline to follow through. Meaning that no matter what you will get done what you say you will. You must be dedicated to following through.

If you set out to do something then do it. Make no excuses. If there is challenges in the way, figure out how to overcome them. If you need help, ask for it.

There is many ways that you can succeed. You just have to what to succeed badly enough.

Make this school year the best ever. Challenge yourself to doing so.

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

JUNIOR MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: Best School Year Ever Part 3

cobourg tae kwon do best school year ever part 3This week’s junior message is; Best School Year Ever Part 3

So the last two weeks we have discussed some of the things we can do to make this school year the best ever. One was setting goals and the other was on homework. Today let’s discuss who can help you make this school year the best ever.

Everyone at some point needs help to accomplish their goals. Whether it is just a little bit of help or a lot of help. There is no shame in asking others for help. SOmetimes we need help when we don’t understand something. Or we can ask for help when we have too many things to get done and need a little help getting them done. As long as you are willing to do your part, asking for help is a good thing. It can allow you to accomplish much more than if you did it yourself. A group of people can accomplish far greater things than one lone person. Team Work.

So who can you ask for help to help make your school year the best ever?

  • Your Teacher
  • Your Parents
  • Your Friends
  • Your Principal
  • Your grandparents
  • School Guidance Councillor
  • A tutor

There is plenty of options out there for you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. And don’t be afraid to give help if you are asked.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

JUNIOR MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: Best School Year Ever Part 2

cobourg tae kwon do junior message of the week best school year ever part 2This week’s junior message is part 2 of; Best School Year Ever

Last week we discussed have many different goals for the school year. Among those goals was getting your homework done. That’s an awesome goal to have but let’s go into a little more detail on that goal.

You should have a specific plan as to when you do your homework. Not everyone is the same or has the same schedule or here is a little of times that might work for you.

  • Right after school when you first get home
  • After you have a snack when you get home
  • 30-60 minutes after school to relax a bit and recharge your batteries and become more mentally alert again
  • Figure out how long you can focus on your homework at a time and take mini breaks as needed

Also it is important to have a specific spot that allows you to get your homework done. A place that offers little to no distraction. This allows for a routine. The sooner you get your homework done and correctly the sooner you can enjoy your free time and to relax your brain. Too much thinking as well as too much exercise and activity can be bad for you. Gotta find a balance.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


cobourg tae kwon do best school year everThis week’s junior message is; Best School Year Ever

How can we focus on making this year’s school year the best ever or at least better than last year?

Well we can start by focusing on setting goals.

Some good goals to help for this school year are;

  • Getting better grades
  • Making new friends
  • Using your manners and polite greetings
  • Getting your homework done
  • Hand in all your projects on time or early
  • Taking care of the friends you have now
  • Focus on your lessons
  • Be the best student you can be for your teacher
  • Help other students in need
  • and etc,.

What other ways can you think of that will help you make this school year great?!

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


cobourg tae kwon do goalsThis week’s Junior message is; Goals

Goals are a great thing to have. We have should and need to have goals in our lives. It is a scientifically proven fact that those who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them.

Goals can be about pretty much anything you want to achieve, own, get, become, and etc,.

There is short term, medium terms, and long term goals. Short term goals can be a part of your long term goals like steps on a stair case or stand on their own like a single step. A short term goal can be just being happy on any given day. A medium term goal can be earning a new belt in Taekwondo. A long term goal can be earning your black belt in three years or a little longer. Never a rush.

Some good goals to have for your junior members are:

  • Doing better in school this year versus last year
  • Being politer to everyone you meet
  • Get physical fit and healthy
  • Earn your next belt in Taekwondo
  • Earn your Black Belt or higher in Taekwondo
  • Work hard for something you really want
  • Develop yourself into the type of person you want to be

What type of goals do you have? What;s your plan to achieve them?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Junior Message of the Week: FocusThis week’s Junior Message of the Week is: Focus

Focus is the ability to fully concentrate on what you are doing with little to no distractions.

Focus is very important in all aspects of our lives as it allows us to get done what is needed to get done.

Focus is what allows us to achieve the things we really want to accomplish.

Focus is a habit and like all habits we have to train it until it becomes second nature. Even after it becomes second nature we still have to mindfully practice it because it is easy to fall out of good practice and become lazy.

So we have to focus on developing and practicing our focus. To be completely in the moment and to fully concentrate on what we are doing.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

JUNIOR MESSAGE OF THE WEEK: Happy But Never Satisfied

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Junior Message of the Week happy but never satisfiedThis week’s junior message of the week is; Happy But Never Satisfied

This means that you can be happy for what you have accomplished but you are always striving to better yourself. If you get 90% on a test at school, you should be proud of yourself but strive for that 91% or higher on the next test. If you become content with where you are, you will stop growing. WHen you stop growing you start to slide backwards because you can’t stand still in one spot.

One should always that the time to celebrate the things we have accomplished, done, earned, and etc,. There is no point in doing them if you can’t take a moment to feel good about it. Take your moment to feel good, then plan how you can do better or move on to the next big thing you got your eyes on.

Also always be happy with what you got because others might have less. You also must never compare yourself to others as this will rob you of happiness. Life is not about getting ahead of someone else. Life is about ever improving yourself and your situations. Walk your own path and not follow the paths of others.

Be Happy with what you have and what you have done but never be satisfied unless you have accomplished everything you wish to do so.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Junior message bring out the bestWhat do world class coaches, teachers, instructors, training partners, and etc,. all have in common? They have the ability to bring out the best in their athletes, students, partners, friends, and so on.

We all should strive to bring out the very best in each other. We don’t have to be coaches or teachers. We just have to be there to encourage others to overcome all challenges and give it their very best every time.

What would happen if we all did that? I believe we would live in a much greater motivated society. A lot more great things would be accomplished. People in general would be happier.

I think it is our jobs as humans to bring out the best in ourselves and help bring out the best in others.

I think we should take a few moments to think about these two things. 1- Who brings out the best in us? 2- Who can we bring out the best in?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do