Luke teaches students the difference between exhibiting confidence which is determined by external praise and reward. And true SELF-confidence which is determined by a students acceptance and understanding of themselves through being challenged both physically and mentally and ultimately triumphing. True Self-Confidence can not be affected by external influences, it is developed and maintained internally.
When learning karate it is important that students develop a high level of skill in order to control their techniques. This helps students to be able to deliver fast and powerful techniques without causing injury to themselves or others.
However, self-control also refers to a student’s ability to control their emotions, thoughts and actions. This practice begins at the earliest opportunity by teaching young students to focus and by teaching the three skills of listening.
Being able to control your emotions and thoughts is an important skill to ensure that students can achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives.
Students are encouraged to examine both their strengths and limitations and to accept them.
This helps students to develop a positive self-concept. This works hand in hand with developing self-confidence. Students are encouraged to be themselves and not fall victim to peer pressure.
They are taught that through daily practice and persevering with positive habits and rituals they can further develop themselves into the person they envisage to become.
You will go through tough times where you feel overwhelmed and you want to give up. During these times, KNOW that you have the STRENGTH to carry on and you will pass through it.
Be consistent. Form the habits early and maintain them during the tough times. Continue to do those positive things that add value to your life. When you have strong, positive habits, they will give you the strength you need to get through. And when you ultimately come out the other side. Your life will still be in tact, and won’t spiral out of control.
Breathe and practice control. Meditate, stay focused on the now and when all else fails, just remember that you are striving to be the best version of yourself. And that’s enough!!!
People will have an issue with you, and that’s ok. It’s only when you have an issue with yourself that it becomes a problem. Always strive to DO your best, always strive to BE your best and always accept responsibility for your actions and forgive yourself, to be able to move on.
Surround yourself with people who have the same mindset. Strengthen your vision by finding mentors who set the example you wish to follow. And focus on the positives in your life! You can’t form a positive action with a negative thought!!!
Evolve your thinking by accepting and analysing new information constantly.
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