From Bkjn Dan : During our last blackbelt test, a very inspriational tester wrote a blog I thought I’d like to share… enjoy…
From 2nd Degree Blackbelt Samantha Logan;
“You are tempted to take on too much today and might feel discouraged later on, once you realize that you can’t complete everything you started. Thankfully, the solution is rather simple: be more cautious prior to making a commitment. It’s a good idea to begin a project slowly and pick up speed as you go along. It’s always better to promise less and deliver more.”
The message above is my horoscope for the day. I don’t necessarily put a lot of stock into horoscopes, but sometimes I read one and it just makes sense; not in the predicting the future part, but in the philosophical way. Tonight, the statements listed above hit home. After we were done with rehearsal, I was trying to modify my open form, and i got rather frustrated. Not being as mobile hinders my ability to perform it the way I had planned, and now I feel like I have to recreate it completely.
KJN actually suggested that I do something requiring less movement than an open form, such as demonstrating how I can break boards from a chair again. I’m honestly not sure what I want to do. I see the physical therapist tomorrow, and I’m hoping for good news. I’m swollen and sore after running through the intro tonight, but I know it’s something I’m just going to have to deal with until this week is over. It doesn’t feel as unstable as it did a week ago (Molly’s advice worked well), and I’m feeling positive that I will be in my brace by end of the week, but not certain: promise less, deliver more. Normally I don’t live my life by that statement, however right now it seems like the smart thing to do.