It’s the perfect time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.
While you’re trying to stick to your “New Year New Me” resolutions, we have compiled 10 of the most popular martial arts quotes to help you stay motivated in stepping up your game. Here we go!
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela found that real courage doesn’t necessarily mean having no fear at all. Fear is a natural emotion, as we are all human, everyone feels it at some points throughout their lives. But being able to stand up and do whatever you were fearful of despite your fear, is the true meaning of courage.
In other words, what he’s trying to say is that it’s alright to feel scared, feel the fear but don’t stop there; dare to stand up to your fear, and don’t let it get in your way of becoming your best self.
“A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls, but how many times he stands up.” – Rickson Gracie
Similar to Nelson Mandela’s definition of courage, Rickson Gracie reminds us that everybody falls and that no one is born a genius. We all learn in life, and in the process, we might face failures.
How easy would it be to just give up every time it gets hard – to just say “maybe I’m not cut out for this” or “it’s not my cup of tea” – but only the most courageous fighters win in life, and if it’s easy, everyone would’ve done it, right?
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
Humans are fascinating creatures. They can endure some of the most incredible hardships with hardly a peep, but little annoyances can be distracting if we don’t deal with them. This is what Muhammad Ali meant by “the pebble in your shoe”. This fascinating quote is about our attitude of getting things done to avoid getting annoyed by the little distractions.
If there’s a “pebble” in your shoe, get it out immediately, don’t let the joy of procrastination ruin your focus of climbing the real mountain!
“It’s not about being better than the other. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”
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