Luck favor those who are prepared.
What is fate other than luck?
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think that you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
Its almost certain that you won’t.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins,
Is the one who thinks he can.
-Walter D. Wintle
I attribute the learning about the earlier saying from Gunnvor. I stumbled upon her blog a couple months ago before she made most of her past posts private for her own reasons. So you can not see the past posts that often quoted the above saying.
Much of any martial art is about the mental game. Yes, I know that sounds cliche but it is true. Why do you think that most modern day armed services break down their recruits so that they can mold them into soldiers/warriors?
If you think you are beaten, you are. When one believes that they will loose they will. It is a perfect self fulfilling prophecy. If a person believes that it is preordained that they will not prevail then they will most likely not perform at their top level. Why? Because it is preordained.
This saying is all about believing in yourself. If you do not believe in yourself who will? If you do not think you will prevail who will?
I am trying to go down that path again in bettering myself. More stuff about music in the future! Why because music can influence and make you move!