I think that an increase in self-confidence and a heightened awareness of my abilities and limitations is the greatest lessons I learned in my journey to black belt. I feel I am more disciplined, both physically and psychologically, than the “newbie” of me when I first started my TKD training.However, I think I now approach activities with a clearer goal in mind and am much confident that I will be perseverance until I reach my goal.
Although I have always considered myself a polite person, I think I consciously attempt to treat others with more respect than I may have in the past.During the training I have learned a lot, especially about attitudes. In the past I was a person that is full of negative attitudes and I have no idea why. But after I join TKD I started to know that having negative attitudes will not hurt anyone but yourself, because if you are not happy that doesn’t mean other people are not happy too.
So I started to learn to have a positive attitude and a positive thinking, that really made a difference in my life because I am not unhappy anymore or you can say im always in a good mood. Example; in school sometime people make fun of me but I just say that they are just joking even though they are not joking but I will just think that they are and everything will be fine.As far as the training goes I started to become over confident. Example; when I start to break boards I was like “oh the boards it just boards too easy.” And when I start to break I was surprised, because I didn’t break it. And Mr. Davidson said “you are way too relaxed, you think you can break it but in the end you don’t.
” and I was like “ya that’s true.” But the good thing is I broke it second time XDDon’t get me wrong TKD training is still hard stuff, but all you have to do is improvise, overcome, and adapt. These are the three words that kept me going and reached my goal.