Word of the Week – HUMILITY

This week’s word of the week is HUMILITY

Humility is freedom of pride, avoiding becoming foolishly over self confident in ones’ self.

It is okay to be confident in yourself and you should be. You have something special to offer. You most likely have something you can do better than others. That is awesome.

Humility teaches us that we can be proud of ourself but not in a way that displays that we feel that we are better than others. That we are too prideful of others.

Humility keeps us grounded. We must always think that we will be successful in whatever we choose to do but not to the point that it doesn’t co-exist with reality.

Sometimes champions need to lose to be humbled. To realize that they are not unbeatable. They learn more from losing and that is part of humility. Being open to growing from both successes and failures.

Humility is being humble. Knowing that you do know and achieve some great things but that you also know that you don’t know everything. There is always room for growth and improvement.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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Word of the Week: OBEDIENCE

This week’s word of the week is OBEDIENCE

Obedience – a sense of duty, fulfilling obligations and following the rules.

You can have a sense of duty towards your school, your martial arts academy, your family, your friends, your country, and etc,. You obey the rules and regulations because you believe in it. You have a sense of loyalty towards the idea of what it is.

Obedience is a need to please. Look at dogs for example. Man’s best friend is very obedient because they have a need to please their owners. Most of the time they have blind obedience. Their owner can treat them good or bad and it doesn’t matter. They stay loyal. Unfortunately for some people it can be the same thing. If treated well having obedience for what you believe in is awesome but treated poorly and having obedience is blind faith.

Obedience is like loyalty and respect. It must be earned through good leadership, respect, passion, compassion, and good faith.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WORD OF THE WEEK: HONESTY

So this week’s word of the week is HONESTY

Honesty means to be truthful, always seek to do what is right.

This is one attribute that I think everyone could work on on a daily basis.

Being honest is very important for our society. We need to be able to trust one another and ourselves in order to have a more peaceful and trusting community.

But not just to be honest with others but to be honest in what you do and honest to yourself.

Start be honest with yourself is a great way to help you become honest with others. The more transparent we all become the more we will grow and learn about one another. That would be a great thing in my opinion.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WORD OF THE WEEK; SINCERITY

This Weel’s word of the week is “Sincerity”

Sincerity means being genuine, you do and say what you mean.

Sincere is when you are real with someone and not fake. That is a trait that some people seem to be missing.

Sincerity can also translate into honesty. Telling the truth instead of false statements and actions.

One loses or gains respect from others by being sincere or the lack of sincerity.

Remember actions speak louder than words most of the time.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WORD OF THE WEEK – COURAGE

This week’s word of the week is COURAGE

Courage – “valor”; not the absence of fear, but going on in spite of fear.

We are all afraid of something. But whether we allow these fears to control our lives can be the different between achieving our goals and dreams or not.

What are your fears? Are they controlling or limiting what you do? Are these fears valid? Within reason, are you able to overcome them?

They say you are stupid if you don’t have any fears at all because you don’t have any reasoning within  your self. Courage comes from overcoming fears.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WORD OF THE WEEK: GROWTH

This week’s word of the week is GROWTH

Growth – to flourish; always keep learning and improving.

Growth is a very important part of living. We are all growing but not everyone is making growth.

Growth is a conscious effort to learn and improve yourself. Some areas of your life will make more growth than others. It all depends on what you need at that moment.

Growth comes from experience, from learning, from doing, from engaging, and etc,.

To benefit from growth you must be willing to absorb the lessons that you are confronted with.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WORD OF THE WEEK: COURTESY

Courtesy – formal politeness, to be shown to all others at all times.

Not to be confused with showing respect. Courtesy is always given whereas respect is earned.

Courtesy is simply being polite and kind to others. Sometimes it is just how you address people and other times it is doing a little thing like holding the door for someone.

I think a good challenge for everyone to strive to do all the time is to use the seven courtesy words when interacting with others.

  1. Yes Sir
  2. No Sir
  3. Yes Ma’am
  4. No Ma’am
  5. Please
  6. Thank You
  7. You’re Welcome

Imagine if everyone remembered to use these all the time.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do