Do you want to get good at Aikido?  This infographic on happiness succinctly demonstrates that giving up certain thought patterns can lead to a path of happiness.  Just replace the word "happy" with "Aikido" and the road map to success appears.  Sensei often talked about how "letting go" instead of "acquiring" was the true path to enlightenment.  We often think that acquiring and succeeding are one in the same, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  The true victory is in letting go of limiting thoughts and beliefs that cause us to suffer.  Happiness like Aikido is not a destination but rather a path of life and this path is paved with letting go of the thoughts and beliefs that limits us. funny-happy-give-up-thing