Attitude – To act in a positive manner
Attitude is our life skill focus in December. As a martial arts instructor, I’m also a life long student of the Taekwondo. I cannot emphasise enough the importance of attitude in martial arts training and everyday life. A positive attitude can help you overcome obstacles, stay motivated, and achieve your goals. Here are some ways in which attitude can impact your martial arts training and life:
- Resilience: Martial arts training can be physically and mentally demanding. Everyone has off days and sometimes training things don’t go as planned. A positive attitude can help you bounce back from setbacks and build grit. When you have a positive attitude, you are more likely to view setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow.
- Discipline: Martial arts training requires discipline and commitment. Sometimes, we may not feel like practicing. A positive attitude can help you stay committed to your training. Consistancy is very important for growth. When you have a positive attitude, you are more likely to stay focused on your training and avoid distractions.
- Confidence: A positive attitude can help you build confidence in yourself and your abilities. When you have a positive attitude, you are more likely to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. Achieving small goals leads to challenging yourself to bigger and bigger things. Believing in yourself is half the battle.
- Leadership: Martial arts training can help you develop as a leader. A positive attitude will inspire others and by setting a positive example. Attitudes are contageous and a good attitude will spread to those around you.
A great attitude is an essential component of martial arts training and everyday life. A positive attitude can help you stay motivated, resilient, disciplined, confident, and become a better leader.
Jason Swanson is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, 5th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Philippine Combatives, he has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years.