Something to think about ...
Though there are many paths
At the foot of the mountain
All those who reach the top
See the same moon
"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
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.
NICKS INSPIRATIONS ....
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
"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