Thought For The Week


Thought for the Week (April 2nd, 2001)
 Shelley Schlossberg-Gucker, Ni-Dan
Denver Shorin-Ryu Karate Club
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IT IS NOT A COMPETITION

If we compare ourselves to others we are putting ourselves into a box. 

Either we don't stack up in our minds & therefore get discouraged & stop trying hard enough. Or we do just a little better than our opponent & think we have done well. However, who is to say how much better we could have done if we gave it our all. 

This applies whether trying to punch fast, kick hard, accomplish more in life, love more, breath more, and live more. 

It is always best to give 100% and compare only to ourselves. 

Shelley Schlossberg-Gucker, Ni-Dan
Denver Shorin-Ryu Karate Club