It is the busiest time of the year; it is also the time of the year when we get to spend time with our loved ones and our friends. But I would like you to do this because this is something that I do every holiday; Spending time with myself and some alone quiet time.
During the year, we’re grinding, we’re hustling, we’re working hard, we’re being the servant with passion, and purpose, and making a difference in our community, and especially the lives of our students. So, we are constantly giving outwards. And that is a natural tendency of being a martial artist. But when we are constantly giving, it becomes subliminal, which is very powerful, because that’s how you impact people. But at the same time, it’s important because that goes on a subliminal level.
Now hear me out. When something becomes subliminal, you almost go on autopilot, it is a pattern of behavior, especially during the year. So, at this time of the year, what I do is, spend time by myself to evaluate everything in my life, especially internally, psychologically, emotionally, and physically. And I do what a doctor would do, but become my own doctor because the only person that is in tune with yourself is yourself. So, we have to use that to empower ourselves, because no one is going to do that.
So, take the holidays, and spend some time by yourself. Evaluate everything that’s going on, within yourself, and take notes, cheese, you know, this year, I’ve done a lot of this, I’ve done a lot of that, you know, I would like to not do so much of this not to so much of that. And that is the only way that you’re going to really make a difference in 2023. Because, you know, this time of the year, we all think about everything that’s happened. And next year, how we’re going to make things so different. And you and I know after some, you know, couple of months, we go back to that old self. Let’s not get stuck in the same rut and do something.
Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and tomorrow expecting different results. You know, I know that’s not going tbo happen. The only way to make that happen is through self-awareness and empowering ourselves to take action. Take the opportunity to be by yourself and write some things that you want to really change and make a difference.