We Warned You
You and I have fantastic goals for you or your child. You explained on day one that you were here for something specific, something that might be difficult to get anywhere else. Something that we know we are well suited to provide. We’ve been providing that goal for other people for decades. Maybe it was improved confidence, better focus, respect for others or self-respect. Maybe it was self-discipline, weight loss, improved overall fitness, practical self-defense, fun or developing social skills or leadership skills.
We can do all these things. You are welcome to ask me how we address any of these issues and I can tell you specifically how we have helped others with each of these goals.
However, we warned you that it was going to take some time. This is therapeutic and like any therapy, it takes time. Any form of real training takes time. You can’t play the piano or speak a foreign language without time and commitment. On that first day, you said you understood, and you purchased your program.
We also warned you that there would be plateaus. Kids get all excited about the new thing. They will beg you for the new toy or video game. You get it for them and a few days later, they are on to the next thing. That is the nature of most kids. Its why adults must make them go to school, go to bed on time, to eat healthy and to do their chores.
This is not just an activity. Activities are fun short-term things that serve no purpose except to be fun and maybe provide socializing. We already established that you have goals and that we can help you achieve those goals, but not if you don’t stick with the training. It’s our job to provide the training, it is your job to get them here, or to get yourself here. Together, the goals are achievable. Don’t lose sight of that goal, no matter how difficult or how tedious. Let us know if you are struggling, we are actually hired by other schools to teach them how to re-engage and re-motivate students. We’re good at this. And honestly, I think the best way to learn perseverance and self-discipline is to hit that plateau and get past it.
Remember this, no one ever earns their Black Belt and says, “Darn you mom and dad for making me stick with it to earn this.”
There are no regrets from achievement, only from quitting.