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The 3 H’s Of Personal Development

Posted: February 28, 2019

Dear Friend,

 

I trust this blog finds you well. 

How are you? 

Are you tempted to offer a Pavlovian response, such as; fine, great, okay, or any other preprogrammed answer to the question?

Let’s try a different approach. 

On a scale of 1 through 10, with 10 being the optimal level, please rate the following categories:

 

Body - How is your current level of physical health and fitness?

Mind - What is the quality of your thinking - intellectually and psychologically?

Spirit - Where would you grade yourself; emotionally, philosophically, and socially? 

 

Please give one score for each of the 3 areas; body, mind, and spirit. 

What is the average rating? 

Would you like to improve the way in which you are experiencing your own life?

Martial Arts training is designed to increase the quality of our lives.

An important key to your progress is being deeply involved with your own wellness.

Wellbeing is not an accident, it only happens when you are on purpose. 

Try applying the following concepts to your training.

These principles are obviously effective in all aspects of personal development. 

 

The 3 H's of Personal Development...

1. Hunger - Significant goals are not achieved by accident. We are motivated by unmet needs. If you want to accomplish great things, it requires a deep desire. Without a sincere hunger for what you want, worthwhile goals will remain out of reach. 

Do you have a serious appetite for success? 

2. Hustle - It is very important to have a powerful success psychology and philosophy. We certainly need an intelligent and strategic game plan. But without hustle, it will not result in accomplishment. You must take action. You have to be willing to do what must be done, and more. Hustle is what turns a dream into reality. 

Are you able to keep going, long after the average person throws in the towel?

3. Heart - We all face challenges, obstacles, and even tragedies. In order to get past the difficult times, we must develop the "heart of a lion." If you have not yet faced a seemingly insurmountable situation, be patient, you eventually will. 

Do you have a non-quitting spirit? 

 

If you gave yourself a perfect score regarding your body, mind, and spirit, there is no reason to mess with perfection.

However, if you would like to improve in any of these areas, please consider applying the 3 H’s. 

I look forward to seeing you and your family in class at the Dojo. 

 

Respectfully,

Kyoshi Thomas Clifford 


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