It's the last day of 2008. If you're like me, you'll find some time, amidst whatever is keeping you busy today, to reflect quietly over the past year. In doing so, I encourage you not to look back with regrets, but rather to look forward with hope as you plan to overcome any defeats and build on your successes.
What did you do well in 2008? How can you continue and even improve on that?
What could you have done better? What can you do, today and tomorrow, to set new habits and to stop those habits that do not serve you well?
What goals have you or will you set for 2009? And how can Shinjin Karate help you with those goals?
The time that I plan to spend training in the dojo will directly help me achieve a number of my goals and resolutions for 2009, not just the obvious ones like improving my health and fitness. I know that when I train well, a lot of the other things in my life tend to fall into place. Maybe it's the increased confidence, the endorphins from exercise, the extra level of energy, the self-discipline, the stress-relief --- all I know is that the hours I spent on the mat are always well spent and reap great rewards in the rest of my life. I'm sure you'll discover the same thing.
Happy New Year!
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