Wed, 06/03/2009 - 10:23pm — Grandmaster
Studies on human potential show that most people are performing at a fraction of their true potential.  Some say 5%, others 10% at best.  Either way, it means that we all have a tremendous opportunity to improve ourselves and enjoy even greater levels of success and achievement.
If you set a goal to improve your flexibility, there are many ways you can make it happen.
The same is true if you wanted to improve your cardiovascular fitness and increase your overall strength and endurance. Through experience of teaching and training thousands of students over the past 34+ years, we know these are very attainable goals.
The key is to learn to maximize the time and effort you are currently dedicating to each of these areas. Once you’ve committed mentally that you can and will give more, you must take immediate action to increase the return on your investment.
Learning to better maximize your training at the dojang, will have a very powerful and positive impact on everything you do outside of the dojang as well.
What are some ways you could better maximize your time?
Here’s my short list…
  1. Identify areas for improvement (mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially, etc…)
  2. Set empowering goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound)
  3. Know your body clock (are you a morning person or a night person?)
  4. Take massive action with a purpose (this helps combat FUDS which are Fears, Uncertainty, Doubt, and that Silly little voice in your head)
  5. Review your progress and adjust as needed (you need to know your gap)
How can you get a better bang-for-your buck with one of your most valued resources?
            Start applying the MAXIMIZE principle to everything you do and enjoy
          the benefits of positive growth and improvement.