THE MASTER’S VOICE
Official Newsletter of PAK’S TAEKWONDO FITNESS CENTER, INC.
Focus on: Patience
Patience teaches us one of life’s greatest lessons… to await your opportunity.
Think of something you desire. How long have you wanted it? How much longer are you willing to wait for it? Is there a specific task you much complete in order to achieve it?
When we focus on the theme Patience, we are able to apply the lessons to our own life. Benjamin Franklin said that, “he that can have patience can have what he will.” Part of it is sticking to our goals because the patience we have to wait for our opportunity rewards our efforts.
For you, surely there is something you have in mind that requires patience, but that you haven’t quite applied to yet? Maybe you are overreacting about something and need to give it some time? Either way, the patience you need will show you that when you let things play out, they find a way of working themselves out. For instance, in Martial Arts, a new technique can be overwhelming to even perform. If you think about how you are going to master it at that point, you may never. If you focus on understanding what it takes to master, how to master the steps required to master it, then it is much more achievable. Another focal point to apply patience to is your favorite sports team. Ever get frustrated with them when they start a season by playing poorly? Give them some time, use some patience, and wait for them to begin playing well. When we react too quickly to a situation, especially to a friend or someone we care about, instead of patiently waiting to realize it wasn’t a big of a deal, we feel guilt for our actions. Have some patience and await the best opportunity for you and others.