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Lesson 5: Never Give Up, Never Give In

March 22, 15062 min read

Never give up, never give in.

These are words of wisdom that I learned from the iconic TV show Doctor Who.

But these words hold true not just in the realm of science fiction, but also in our real lives.

Whether it be in the pursuit of martial arts or any other endeavor, success requires a certain level of perseverance, dedication, and commitment. It's not a smooth journey all the way to the top, there will be ups and downs, highs and lows. But it is during these moments of struggle that true growth happens.

Attitude plays a crucial role in the martial arts.

The mindset of never giving up, never giving in is vital.

It's about pushing yourself beyond your limits and stepping out of your comfort zone. The same principles apply in life. When you push yourself and break through your own limitations, you realize that there are no boundaries to what you can achieve.

It's important to remember that your opponents in the martial arts will never hit as hard as life itself. Life has the ability to knock you down and keep you down if you let it.

But just like Rocky Balboa famously said, "It's not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." That's the essence of winning in life. If you truly understand your worth, then you need to be willing to take the hits that life throws at you.

In Japanese culture, there is a saying that goes, "Fall down seven times, stand up eight."

It's a testament to the indomitable spirit that we should embrace. No matter how many times life knocks us down, we must always find the strength within ourselves to rise up and keep going.

So, in all aspects of life, let us be indomitable in spirit.

Let us rise up, train hard, chase our dreams, delve deeply into our passions, and never settle for mediocrity. Let us never give up, and most importantly, never give in.

Remember, success does not come to those who quit when faced with adversity. Success comes to those who persevere, who keep pushing forward despite the challenges that life throws at them.

So, let us embrace the teachings of this Dojo Kub and make them our own. Let us become the embodiment of never giving up, never giving in.

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