Progress in the Martial Arts is a step by step process. If you always strive for positive progress and move forward one step at a time, you’ll always grow in your journey as a martial arts champion.
Some people try to make things happen too fast and they expect too much from themselves. These are the type of students that become easily frustrated and usually give up on their goals.
This occurs in the Martial Arts and other areas as well.
Inch by Inch is a Cinch…is a reminder that positive and steady progress happens one step at a time. If you keep putting one foot in front of the other, sooner or later, you’ll walk a thousand miles.
Yard by Yard is Always Hard…reminds us that if you jump too high too soon, you may set yourself up for a hard fall down.
Martial Arts training is very similar, progress is subtle, gradual and steady. If you keep this in mind, you’ll find your training even more enjoyable and your Black Belt Spirit will stay stronger and last longer.
Think progress…not perfection. Always seek improvement in yourself and train for positive gain and steady progress