Attitude is the number one determinant of one's success in not only learning Aikido, but in life as well. Student's with the "right" attitude not only learn the quickest, but they can be taught almost anything. Having the right attitude means having an openness and willingness to learn. As business leadership guru John C. Maxwell once said, "Your attitude determines your altitude." So true indeed. Having the right attitude is a choice. Choose to be better. Choose to be the best. All one has to do is choose to have the right attitude.