I Guarantee

Made the below post on my personal facebook page yesterday, and it’s so true…
Today I’m grateful for the great training Sensei John and are receiving, and the great training the rest of my team is giving my tribe back home. #ilovekmma
And it got me thinking about The Blackbelt Guarantee.
   I ask my students “how many of you wold like to be a Blackbelt?” The hands go up.
“if I could tell you how to guarantee you will make it to Blackbelt, would you want to know that?”
      Of course they would.
So I continue, “there are four steps to guarantee you will make it to Blackbelt:
1. First, you have to say you want to be a Blackbelt. You just did that so you’re off to a good start.
2. You have to put it in writing, and give it a date. We have this Vision sheet you can use to do that.
3. You have to train like a Blackbelt.
4. Never quit.”
It’s a very empowering thing for the students to know exactly the proven plan to guarantee they will accomplish their goal! 
   It can work for you too, in any area of life.
1. Decide what it is you really want. To truly succeed at anything, you have to have a burning desire. You have to know what you want! And you have to declare that you will have it!
2. But it’s still a dream until you put it in writing. A goal is a dream that we set a date to and put in writing. Then put it somewhere you can see it every day.
3. Then you have to do the work! You have to train like a Blackbelt!
    In our program, we teach the students that training like a Blackbelt is making their classes every week, doing the best while they’re there, doing the character work and homework… in short, doing what it takes to accomplish the goal.
Like Grandmaster Smith says when he visits, “don’t give me lip service. Show me you want to be a Blackbelt!”
   I probably don’t need to elaborate more how it is the same with anything we claim we want to accomplish? 
   Don’t give me lip service. 😉
4. Most people quit whatever worthy goal they were achieving just before they would have won. Only those that do don’t… Those that win didn’t quit that is.
To win at anything great, don’t quit! 
I so love what I do.
  Learning, growing, sowing and getting to share with the likes of you!
If you are already a student, you know what to do!
   If you’re not, you do too! 
Can’t wait to see you!

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commissioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

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