Believe in Yourself

Posted: September 28, 2013 in Advice for Parents, Bully Buster USA, Sensei Says

It has been a while since I have blogged here on my bully blog, and like most things in life, sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get back up in the saddle again once you have gotten off your perverbal horse. So with that being said, I am going to try to get back to the blogging, no only for myself, but for my growing list of followers. I think that with anytime you are trying to get back on to doing something, you need to start small, and you need to believe in yourself.

image002Which brings me to my topic of today. Believe in yourself. In Karate there a set of “Codes of Conduct” that build the foundation for everything, and “Believe in Yourself” is at the top of the list.

CODE 1 Believe In Yourself : I shall not use the use the word CAN’T at any time. I shall always believe in myself and in my abilities. I know I can accomplish anything I want to do. Whatever my mind can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE, it can ACHIEVE.

Seems simple enough right? But sometimes it is not. The daily list that seems to grow sometimes makes us forget the small victories that are happening every day. The day to day grind at work, and not hitting set numbers, or contracts falling through, distorts focus on what you have not done, or seemed to have failed at. Believing in yourself is a crucial tool to enable your successes to shine through. Confidence is a byproduct of believing in yourself and the more confident we are, the more we will achieve. Teaching karate I have seen thousands of cases of “self doubt” that can simply be overcome with a little “I can do” attitude. I believe with children, the course is easier to change, as sometimes all they need is a little positive reinforcement, or a little praise, and confidence seems to hit the system like a sugar filled cup of cool-aid hits the blood stream. As we grow older, we find ourselves in fewer situations that foster and promote encouragement. It seems that we end up in environments that assume we already have the confidence, or that we have the pedigree to be expected to get the job done. Fewer support groups can fit in a cubicle, and less group activities seem to fit in the always busy schedule.

Don’t forget that you are your own teacher, support group, fan, and instructor. When you are feeling down, or need a boost, tell yourslef to believe in yourself, and let it hit your bloodstream to deliver that little boost to help you achieve what it is you believe you can do!

For me, I just got through my first blog in a long time…just now… ha… and am now recalling the number of times that I wanted to write, but didn’t for the number of reasons I used as excuses. The is power in going back to the basics, and believing in yourself is about as basic as it gets.

Find something you have been putting off, support your thoughts by believing you can do it, and go give it a try!




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