"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu
Are you the person that you want to be? If not, there is still time to turn that around.
At its core, martial arts training is really about change. To uninitiated, it just looks like a bunch of throws, kicks or punches but the martial arts are much deeper than that. The martial arts are the forge which create better people - stronger, faster, or wiser people. We all begin as one person, but by the end we are a totally different people.
It seems corny to say, but we can all be the people that we have always wanted to be. All that is required is that we take that first step. The main ingredient to success is putting in the work.
There is a famous Japanese proverb about perseverance:
ちりもつもれば、やまとなる Chiri mo tsumoreba, yama to naru Even dust piled up over time become mountains.
To get to where we want to go requires that we put in the work. Just start small. We don't always have to start so grandiose with lofty goals or extravagant efforts. As the proverb above states that something as small as a speck of dust can become something totally different. All we have to do to change is start small and let momentum do all the work. Don't think about what you're getting now but rather think about the person that you are becoming.
Satisfied with who you are? Want to change? Want to be better?
If you are not there yet, might I suggest you go to class?