Hi, and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy that you decided to stop by and visit with me. You are always welcome around my table. In my experience I have found that life is best learned through a curve. When I can relax and enjoy the process I am able to grow because of what I am learning. I am able to find fascination in the moment.
In my experience I have found that when I want to accomplish a goal, the goal is much easier to accomplish when I break down the goal into manageable segments or objectives. As an example I will use the goal of baking a cake. The cake will not be complete apart from all the necessary ingredients, but I do not have to be overwhelmed because I do not have all the ingredients.
Because I realize that I do not have to have all the ingredients – right now – I can keep my head where my feet are planted. I can take one step at a time towards the baking on my cake.
When I make the decision to accomplish a goal, I can sit down with a pen and a piece of paper. By sitting down and writing out how I can accomplish my goal, I become aware of the ingredients that I will need to bake my cake. A little salt, a little flour, a little baking power and a little oil. As I realize what I am going to need to bake my cake (accomplish my goal) I am able take the necessary steps to prepare to bake my cake.
In the pursuit of my black belt in the mixed martial arts I have had to learn how to combine my kicks, punches elbows, knees and my grappling skills. In the process I have needed to develop and fine-tune my muscle memory. I am not saying that I have achieved the goal of my black belt, but I am moving in that direction. In the pursuit of obtaining my black belt I am learning to bake my cake through various drills.
As I have spent time developing my individual body part drills – legs (kicking) hands (punching) knees (thrusts), elbows (strikes) and grappling skills – I have learned how to combine my punches, kicks, knees, elbows and grappling skills.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined… you will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau
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