Hapkido Teaches Confidence by Instructor Ma
As the world becomes more complicated, dangerous, and competitive, gaining confidence through Hapkido training can have life-changing effects. I can say that it has helped me in every aspect of my life and career.
Almost all successes and attainments in life come from your ability to feel certain that you can accomplish what you set out to achieve. Confidence is the gateway to success; to the life that you wish to lead and to the dreams that you desire to live.
With confidence you can boldly progress towards your ambitions and aspirations. With confidence you can rise and handle life’s demands and challenges. You can tackle any hurdle and obstruction and move on to the next step of your journey to fulfilment and achievement.
One of the principal requirements to anything you want to do in your life is confidence. Confidence is an indispensable part of your development, betterment, progress, and success, both at a personal and professional level. With confidence you can forge ahead to fulfil your potential and perform at your peak level. Hapkido training can be an excellent catalyst for increasing your confidence.
Having confidence is the crux that allows you to achieve your true potential in whatever situation, in your relationships, your work or career, your finances and your self-image.
When you experience a lack of confidence, it may stop you from striving for what you want. This feeling of lack of confidence can be the root of many complications and hardships that block you from achieving your desires. It can be like a large thorn that continually bursts the bubble of desire.
There may have been times when you have felt a level of confidence when you were engaged in an activity that you were good at, such as driving a car, being a parent or managing your team. At those times you would have displayed a high level of certainty, which is a form of confidence.
However, there may have been other circumstances where you found that you felt less confident. Such as attempting to break your first board or brick or competing in your first sparring match. On these occasions, you would achieve a fraction of what is truly possible for you. With determination and focus to pursue and gain confidence, you can develop the strength and fortitude to climb out of the depths of any circumstances and take advantage of the opportunities and successes that lay ahead of you.
In the same way that you have learned to lack confidence, you can also learn to have unlimited confidence. And the simplest and quickest way to kick-start the engines of your brain, is to know and accept that confidence can be an acquired process; it can be learned and formatted to suit all moments.
As your confidence increases, you can take a front row seat in mastering many areas of your life. You will find that you become more and more comfortable and confident in multiple areas, including:
• Moving ahead in your career
• Starting your own business
• Embracing the risks of everyday life
• Refusing to be held back by fear
• Creating circumstances rather than waiting for them
• Smiling more and enjoying life
• Dramatically improving your health
Using my Hapkido teacher as an example I can tell you that successful and dynamic people have gained mastery on how to feel courageous and confident. When you develop and build on your own confidence skills, you, too, will feel and become a different person. You will feel much more enthusiastic, motivated, and determined in every aspect of your life.
Once you improve on the way you think and feel about yourself, your beliefs and your actions will follow. You will confidently overcome the challenges that life thrusts upon you, and you will manage them with new-found belief and faith in your capability to do so.
As you become more confident you abandon worry, hesitation and, more importantly, you sidestep fear. The focus here is on your whole being, every part of you, your thoughts, the images in your mind, your emotions, and ultimately your behavior and the actual outcomes in your life.
Bear in mind that as you focus on change, change does begin to happen. It is fun, motivating and very rewarding to feel and see yourself growing and improving and becoming more confident and effective day-by-day and week-by-week.
Through Hapkido you will learn that there is great power in believing that you can succeed in your quest for greater confidence. With awareness and consistency, this is attainable. Your confidence can stretch beyond any measurable scale and further still, knowing no boundaries.
Just think what you can do with all the confidence that you can have!
About the author: Instructor Ma is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the Korean self-defense art of Hapkido and a 2nd Dan in Traditional Taekwondo. She is a professional sports and fitness model and full-time Nursing student. She is the Language, Culture and Leadership Development Teacher for the USA Hapkido Union, Inc and can be reached at www.USAHapkidoUnion.org
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