Individually we are one drop - Together we are an ocean

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Though there are many paths
At the foot of the mountain
All those who reach the top
See the same moon

The Fight

"Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered,
those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid.
Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win."




COURAGE - From Bernadete van der Wielen

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen




We are all capable of so much more than we apply ourselves to, but in order to actualise that potential we have to constantly test our limits.

Testing your limits is like a muscle - if you don't use it, it atrophies.


"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given, rather than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact! It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration! It's a dare... Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing". ~Muhammed Ali


Our greatest glory is not in never falling - but in rising every time we fall - Confucius


When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us - Helen Keller


Out of clutter - find simplicity

From Dischord - find harmony

In the middle of difficulty - lies opportunity - Albert Einstein


What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals - Zig Ziglar


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey - Miyazawa Kenji


Nobody can walk all over you - unless you lie down first!



Try and fail - but don't fail to try

 Little by little - One walks far

 Everyone tries to define this thing called character.  It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody is looking


A successful man is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him



Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times -

If one only remembers to turn on the light



Pain is weakness leaving your body.



I was just flicking through my son Nicks (26yrs) facebook page and found these wee pearls of wisdom that he has posted. I thought it would be nice to share these with my Seido family.

Note: around 12yrs ago Nick trained under Jun Shihan Lance (as did my younger son Zack) at our Temuka Dojo - they left when they were both 5th kyu. He credits his (what I think is amazing) self discipline (bodybuilding & Personal Training) to Jun Shihan Lance who he says taught him how to push himself, disipline himself and being able to push through his own personal barriers to strive for the best he can be. Osu - Senpai Donella (ok ... yeah ... I am a proud mum!!) and if your ever in Perth and want a Personal Trainer look Nick up!!

"Happiness comes from within. Like Diamonds, you must first find happiness from within and then cut and polish it to reveal it's true beauty." - Denis Waitley

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”

 "Do not fear death. Fear an unlived life"

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like" - Will Smith

"When we know that we all die one day and what we do on the earth with the time we have is limited, then it would make sense to use that time wisely, right? So in saying that, doesn't that mean we all have to find what defines us as individuals? Not metaphorically speaking, but more literally. As in, have you decided what you're on the planet to do and accomplish for YOU? Or are you just floating by waiting for thing's to happen to you?" - Nick Smith

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion”

‎"Dedicate yourself to your goals while happily achieving rather than achieving to be happy. Remember to create a balance between all areas of life. Don't just focus on ONE area at a time, empower them ALL." - Nick Smith

“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” - Nick Smith

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist - Nick Smith

Stop waiting for the RIGHT time to start, for it will NEVER come. Start today, Take action, And Dedicate Yourself to Success. If you follow this, and stay true to your goal - You will achieve the result you desire! Now go fourth and make it happen! - Nick Smith

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”




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