Monday, March 19, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
What is respect? How do we show respect? Who deserves our respect?
The bible defines respect as “Doing unto others as you would have them to do unto you.” This simply means that Respect is “Treating other people the way we would want to be treated.”
There are many ways to show someone respect. Showing respect to others means we are polite to other people. We reply when answering an adult by say “Yes Sir” or “No Ma’am”. We look people in their eyes when they are speaking to us. We never interrupt someone when they are talking. We do not fight or argue with others. Showing respect can also be how we help others, like by opening the door for someone, or letting an older person have our seat when all are taken. When our parents gives us orders, if we are respectful we always do what they tell us and never talk back.
The people that deserve our respect the most are those that care about us and try to help us. Like your parents, teachers, pastors, karate instructors, and the elderly because many of the things they have done in the past has made things better for us and we have lots that we can learn from them. Whenever we are not sure if we are showing the proper respect to someone, just ask yourself, how would I like others to treat me in this situation.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
An Attitude is Contagious
Did you know that our attitude is contagious? How we think, act, and the things we say to others can spread to them and affect their attitude. We can spread a positive attitude or a negative attitude. We as martial artists have a responsibility to do our best to spread a positive attitude. To do and say things that will help others. We can do this by performing random acts of kindness for no other reason than to help someone. Like open the door for someone, to give your seat on the bus to an elderly person, or to help your brother or sister with their chores. We can spread a positive attitude by using positive words and phrases when speaking to others. We can have a positive outlook when bad things happen around us. We can use understanding with the misfortunes that others may have. And finally, we can simply use a smile when we greet other people.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Other People Can Affect Our Attitude
Our attitude is our state of mind, which is how you feel about yourself, other people, and the things around you. A positive attitude allows us to develop into a happy and successful person. Just as it is important for us to develop a positive attitude by controlling our thinking and the things we say to ourselves, it is also important to understand that others can affect our attitude as well.
Imagine that your mind is this very special place, a magical container that whatever you allow into it will determine what type of person you will become, how happy you will be, and what level of success you will achieve. Remember the definition of Attitude is “Our State of
have to guard and protect our mind to keep it healthy. Just like with your body
“you are what you eat”, with your mind, “you are what you let in it”. Mind
We can not let others do what is called “Garbage Dumping”, dumping their negative thoughts, feelings, and images in our mind. We have to be careful not to listen to ugly words and bad language of other people. We have to guard our mind against negative images we see on TV or in magazines. All the negativity that is in this world, if we let it in our minds, IT WILL affect who we become.
Remember, to have a positive healthy attitude about life and to be happy and successful, we have to use positive thinking from ourselves, and protect our mind from the negativity of others.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
Have you ever heard the expression or saying, “Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude”? The definition of Attitude is simply “State of
that means is how you feel about yourself, other people, and the things around
you. Most happy and successful people have a very positive state of mind. They
even see problems as opportunities to succeed instead of challenges. So it is
very important to understand that how we think, or our state of mind develops
our attitude, and our attitude will determine how happy and successful we are
in life. Mind
Did you know that you control your own attitude in a big part, simply by the things that you say? Words have a great power! Using negatives words often like, I Can’t, I Hate, I Won’t, I Quit, will unknowingly cause you to develop a negative or bad attitude. The more you use these words, the less productive and happy you will become.
The rest of this week I want to challenge you to notice how often we use negativity with our words. Even ask our friends and parents to write down every time we use negativity in the things we say. And I want you to understand that the first step in developing a happy, successful, winning, and positive attitude is within yourself.
Friday, January 5, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
To start off the New Year we are going to start by being positive.
We are going to focus on the good and destroying evil - those things that hold us back or prevent us from becoming the best we can be.
Always strive to to win by being positive.
This is what we do at Marty Martin Karate. We build the body, mind and spirit.
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