The Making of a Black Belt

It all begins with a desire. A desire to do something…to be something. A desire to occupy one’s time in a positive and productive manner. A desire to have one’s child accomplish something meaningful at an early age to help set the platform for future success.

As any parent knows all too well, when a child takes up a sport or activity, by default whether literally or supportively, so do the parents of that child. In many cases it is a commitment that lasts from several years to several decades. Years that are filled with hundreds if not thousands of trips to training classes and competitions. Years filled with expenses for uniforms, equipment, registration and class fees, vehicle fuel, and so forth. Not to mention the commitment of time. Time that one will never get back. Time spent driving to and from classes. Time spent cheering the child on and encouraging him or her not to quit. Time spent watching the progress and development of the child, and on occasion, time spent nursing injuries.

The Gratitude Connection

It all begins with a desire. A desire to do something…to be something. A desire to occupy one’s time in a positive and productive manner. A desire to have one’s child accomplish something meaningful at an early age to help set the platform for future success.

As any parent knows all too well, when a child takes up a sport or activity, by default whether literally or supportively, so do the parents of that child. In many cases it is a commitment that lasts from several years to several decades. Years that are filled with hundreds if not thousands of trips to training classes and competitions. Years filled with expenses for uniforms, equipment, registration and class fees, vehicle fuel, and so forth. Not to mention the commitment of time. Time that one will never get back. Time spent driving to and from classes. Time spent cheering the child on and…

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