martial arts

Life is Hard Enough

There’s a girl at my dojo, same age as me and we’re pretty good friends. She struggles a lot with self-confidence, and while she’s grown a lot she still makes a lot of self-deprecating comments. 

When we walked up to do our kata, she made some “I’m totally gonna mess this up” comment, to which my master replied, 

“Life is going to throw enough challenges and negativity at you, don’t let yourself add to it. You have to bring yourself up so it balances out with life’s negativity.”