With the fortune of having the storm Gordon slide off to our east last evening with little to no impact on our area, classes are scheduled to resume as usual tonight at Busby’s Family Karate!
With the short week due to Labor Day & TS Gordon the remaining of the week will consist of
Wednesday 5:30 & 6:30 Classes: Basics and Forms
Thursday 4:30 & 5:30 Classes: Bully Defense, Self Defense and Sparring
We hope that everyone enjoyed some time off and look forward seeing you in classes this week moving forward achieving your GOALS!!!
Stacy Busby KSBN
Due to projected hurricane Gordon all classes are canceled at Busby’s Family Karate on Tuesday September 4th. We will post updates concerning classes for remainder of the week as time progresses. Stay safe, and we wish all the best over the next several of days!
To understand the importance of our Self-Image, you have to realize that our mind completes whatever picture we put into it. For example; if I lay a plank of wood twelve inches of the floor and ask someone to walk across it – anyone could do it easily. However, if I take this same plank and stretch it across two 10 story buildings (that’s over 100 feet in the air) – then very few would be willing to try.
Why? Because when it’ twelve inches off the floor – you “SEE” yourself walking across it easily and safely. However, when it’s 100 feet in the air – you “SEE” yourself falling. You feel afraid because of the picture you have in your mind of falling. That picture in your mind determines how you feel.
A baseball player who allows the pitcher to throw three strikes without ever taking a swing does so because he “sees” himself striking out.
A boy or girl who doesn’t study does so because they “see” themselves not being able to learn.
However, before anyone builds a house – they first “see” the house in their mind – then they build the house. Before a painter paints a picture – they first see the painting in their mind. Before a sculpture creates a masterpiece – they first see the sculpture in their mind.
The same is true for you; your self-image determines how you feel about yourself. If you have a positive self-image – you feel good about yourself and your abilities. However, if you have a negative self-image – you feel bad about yourself and your abilities.
In order to be your best and develop your potential – you must “see” yourself as capable and deserving!
Last week I shared with you a story that illustrated how input (what people tell us) can affect how we think about ourselves, and ultimately the image we have of ourselves.
If you remember, I told you the story of the Eagle and the Chickens. In this story, the chickens were telling the baby Eagle that he was a chicken. The Eagle believed the chickens, and as a result- he never became what he was capable of becoming because he thought he was a chicken
This week I’m going to share with you a TRUE STORY of how this can really happen;
When Victor Seribriakoff was fifteen, his teacher told him he would never finish school and that he should drop out and learn a trade. Victor took the advice and for the next seventeen years he was an itinerant doing a variety of odd jobs. He had been told he was a “dunce” and for seventeen years he acted like one. When he was 32 years old, an amazing transformation took place. An evaluation revealed that he was a genius with an I.Q. of 161. Guess what? That’s right, he started acting like a genius. Since that time he has written books, secured a number of patents and has become a successful businessman. Perhaps the most significant event for the former dropout was his election as chairman of the International Mensa Society. The Mensa Society has only one membership qualification, an I.Q. of 140.
The story of Victor Seribriakoff makes you wonder how many geniuses we have wandering around acting like dunces because someone told them they weren’t too bright. Obviously, Victor did not suddenly acquire a tremendous amount of additional knowledge. He did suddenly acquire tremendous added confidence. The result was, he instantly became more effective and more productive. When he saw himself differently, he started acting differently. He started expecting, and getting different results. Ah yes, as a man thinketh.
Be careful how you talk to yourself. Be careful how you let others talk to you, and what you choose to believe about yourself. It’s impossible for us to perform in a manner that is
This month we are going to be talking about developing a Positive Self-Image:
What is a Self-Image? Your Self-Image is how you see yourself. It a subconscious picture you have of yourself.
Why is it important? It’s important that you see yourself as someone who CAN, and not someone who CAN’T.
This story tells the importance of your Self- Image.
There once was a bird that fell out of a nest into a chicken pen. At first, the chickens didn’t know what the bird was, or, where it came from.
The little bird was young and didn’t know what to do – so he just followed what all the other birds where doing. He scratched and pecked the ground just like all the other chickens in order to get food.
He noticed that none of the other chickens tried to use their wings to fly – so he never stretched his wings.
One day, while out in the pen – a large bird flew overhead. Immediately, all the chickens ran into their coupe for safety – except the little bird. He just stared in amazement at the beauty, and majesty of the large bird flying.
The little bird couldn’t help but ask what kind of bird that was that flew so high up in the sky. They told him it was a bald Eagle, and the next time he sees it – he better run because Eagles eat chickens!
The Little Bird was so excited he told the chickens that when he grows up – he wants to be a bald Eagle – to which the chickens started to laugh. They said; “you’ll never be a bald Eagle – you’re a chicken – just like us!”
The truth of the matter is the little bird was an Eagle, the large bird flying overhead was his mother looking for him. But he was being told he as a chicken. As long as he believes he is a chicken – he’ll never act like an Eagle.
Be careful how you talk to yourself. Be careful how you let others talk to you, and what you choose to believe about yourself. It’s impossible for us to perform in a manner that is inconsistent with how we see ourselves. That simply means; if you see yourself as someone who can – you will. But if you see yourself as someone who can’t – you won’t.
Please note: 2018 TAC TOUR event scheduled for Friday February 23, has been rescheduled for Friday March 2, 2018.