Choose your attitude? How? If I'm happy, it's surely because something good happened. If I'm unhappy, then something must have put me in this mood. I never choose it.
I'm a product of the environment.
That's not strictly true. At some point in the day, we all have a choice to be yin or yang, good or bad, happy or sad, negative or positive. A real 100 percent decision to go one way or another.
I get angry and often say things that simply makes things worse for me and the situation. What I really should have done is counted to ten and choose a different tactic. I should have chosen my attitude more carefully.
When I turn up for training I want the best performance I can manage. I want the student to see me at my best. I want my techniques to be skillful so the student can best be inspired and copy. I choose my attitude to be completely positive. No doubts.
All I ask is the same in return.
When you turn up for training you should try your best. For attitude is the key for improvement and therefore progression. Not belts. I see a black belt long before the student wears one purely from the way they carry themselves. Manners, compassion, thoughtfulness, calmness, all these things are steps in the right direction for "perfection of character".
It's a simple decision, choose the attitude before you walk in the room. All my top students do this. If your not a top student, you could be by making this simple change.
You mess about = I send you out = you chose the wrong attitude at the door.
Have a disciplined mind, be there, have fun and choose your attitude in a positive way. You'll be great.
Next time.... Make my day...