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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WT Depression Part 2

In my last post, I looked at factors that may play a negative mental role of our training. Interestingly, those factors listed were primarily external. Now let's take a moment to examine the internal factors that may inhibit our own training.   The primary factor

1) Drive - you've got to WANT it. It's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's the size of the fight in the dog - as they say.

2) Determination - you've got to make sure you get what you want.  The end result is all that matters. If you don't get the end result, you've had nothing to show for it. And the "fear" of that happening, keeps your eyes on target. 

3) Tolerance - you've got to be able to get through the boring, tedious aspects of training. Whatever that may be for you - SNT training, certain section of chi-sao, footwork. Can you tolerate those repetitive, not so fun drills for the entire class? week? month?

4) Sweat - sometimes you plateau. Sometimes you feel that you've got the drive, the determination and put in the time, but you just can't get over that hump. Well, guess what? TRAIN HARDER. Taking your body to a level you've never experienced may exactly what you need to experience to give you that TASTE OF SUCCESS.

Ahh - that taste of success....that's what tells you you're on the right track. It's like sinking a 3-pointer after a cold streak. It fires you up and gets you going. Success is a major motivator.

But all this questioning, introspection, etc could hinder us from our training, from seeing that TRAINING is exactly what we need and not stroking the keyboard or even thinking too much. 

and let the others do the thinking.

And through training, somehow, that will answer all our questions. 

Until then.

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