• My entry for the Awesme Tutorials Contest

    The best advice I ever received was given to me in two forms by two different cultures. The Westernized version is, "Practice makes perfect" and the Eastern version is, "repetition is the pathway to perfection." The latter was drilled into me by my #Hapkido instructor and the same goes for anyone who has taken #Karate. That's literally why they use #katas.

    Growing up you hear the former all the time. As kids, who are just learning anything that's hard and seeing others being good at it, they tend to envy natural ability, rather than finding the motivation to get better at all costs. I not only went through this, but saw my daughter and her friends go through it as well. The excuse is usually, " I'm just not good at that..."

    It was the latter that made me realize how difficult it is to translate a simple message into something our adolescents understand and take to heart. Only those with a competitive nature and a drive to win get it right away. It's those with little drive who won't get it until they are adults themselves, if at all.

    The key to drive this point home as a parent or role model lays within the saying itself; Repetition, repetition, repetition... You just need to keep driving the message and finding the right words to help them understand that this piece of wisdom goes beyond sports and is relevant throughout every facet of life. It took me a while to understand this and we cannot allow the succeeding generations to dilute it's meaning.

    Note- The image I used is a gif I made from an instructional video to teach myself #TaiChi. I broke it up into short pieces to make it easier to practice a piece at a time. I don't move to the next one until I have the preceding one down.I learned so much faster doing this.

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    My entry for the Awesme Tutorials Contest The best advice I ever received was given to me in two forms by two different cultures. The Westernized version is, "Practice makes perfect" and the Eastern version is, "repetition is the pathway to perfection." The latter was drilled into me by my #Hapkido instructor and the same goes for anyone who has taken #Karate. That's literally why they use #katas. Growing up you hear the former all the time. As kids, who are just learning anything that's hard and seeing others being good at it, they tend to envy natural ability, rather than finding the motivation to get better at all costs. I not only went through this, but saw my daughter and her friends go through it as well. The excuse is usually, " I'm just not good at that..." It was the latter that made me realize how difficult it is to translate a simple message into something our adolescents understand and take to heart. Only those with a competitive nature and a drive to win get it right away. It's those with little drive who won't get it until they are adults themselves, if at all. The key to drive this point home as a parent or role model lays within the saying itself; Repetition, repetition, repetition... You just need to keep driving the message and finding the right words to help them understand that this piece of wisdom goes beyond sports and is relevant throughout every facet of life. It took me a while to understand this and we cannot allow the succeeding generations to dilute it's meaning. Note- The image I used is a gif I made from an instructional video to teach myself #TaiChi. I broke it up into short pieces to make it easier to practice a piece at a time. I don't move to the next one until I have the preceding one down.I learned so much faster doing this. #Awesme #AwesmeTutorials #AwesmeContests #advice #philosophy #WordsToLiveBy #psychology #wisdom #insight #epiphany #contest #SoMeeContests #childhood
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