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Lesson 14: Listen to your inner voice, not the random opinions of others

September 04, 20172 min read

In making your dreams come true, it is important to seek advice from people we respect, like family, friends, accountants etc.

However, one you have gathered the opinions of those you trust, whether supportive or not, you must make your own decisions and plow forward confidenly.

Family and friends may not always support us for a number of reasons. Maybe you changing is going to move them from their comfort zone or maybe they are afraid tht you will fail and seeking to protect us.

No matter what, if you believe in your head and heart, that it is the correct course of action and you are willing to work hard for your dreams then you should move ahead.

But you must be willing to work for it. Work hard for it. Goals can change, you can move the goalposts as circumsances change so the dream may expand or alter.

But you won't get anywhere without hard work, determination, and a indomitable spirit.

This indomitable spirit is cultivated on the dojo foor in your training. become unbeatable. Never give up and never give it.

The great sword saint Musashi, in his book "The book of five rings", has a chapter called "crossing the ford".

Here's a good story that illustrates his point;

You're the captain of a ship, about to set sail across a large bay. You consult with the other captains about the weather. Will it hold, will the winds pick up etc.

Having made your decision you set sail. Halfway across the bay the weather turns bad. The wind picks up and the rain hit hards. Do you turn back?

No!! Having made your decision your spirit keeps you going. If the wind rips the sails to shreds, you take out your oars and you row yourself across the bay.

This is the meaning to crossing the ford...

We are faced with these circumstances many times in our lives. As karateka (those that study karate) or warriors of light we must train ourselves to have this indomitabe spirit, to never give up, to fight till our last breath to achieve theings we want in life.

Take the lessons you learn in the dojo and practice them in live and follow your dreams...

Trust your inner voice. You only have one life make the most of it

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