TBT – What Direction Are You Headed?

Throwback Thursday is about memories but, as this throwback blog I wrote about 3 years ago states, forward is the direction we need to focus on.

   I hope you’ll read the blog I hyperlinked above, and that it will be useful to you. I think it’s got some good ideas and tools about forward motion.

But I want to also add a quick talk about Vision and WIN.

     Vision is the 6th Blackbelt Superpower, and the one we use for students to create the Vision of who and how they will be as confident and competent Blackbelt Leaders, in their futures.

WIN is the Blackbelt Leadership tool we teach to help them stay focused on what’s important next.

You see, becoming a Blackbelt, like any worthy goal in life, doesn’t happen overnight; it takes the throwback character traits of stick-to-it·ive·ness, grit, perseverance, as well as the Blackbelt Superpowers that students actually develop on the way to getting the goal.

   But what can be exceedingly useful, on the goals to Blackbelt Leadership and any and all truly worthy goals in life, is applied Focus to what’s important next…

put simply, this means identification of the next step, the next step and the next step and then applying our Focus energy and effort to that next small step until it’s accomplished- and then repeating the process again and again.

The belt system at Krav Maga Martial Arts is a great analogy to how it’s done with anything.

   The student becomes a confident and competent Blackbelt Leader not in some vigorous leap, but one belt at a time; or, to break the 3 month belt cycles down even further: one stripe test at a time, or even one class at a time…

but then, over time, the student becomes the Blackbelt worthy of the Blackbelt test!

    And this is how winning is done- in anything.

What’s your WIN?

It is useful to ask this question in every area of your life by the way.

And don’t forget to register at Krav Maga Martial Arts if you have not yet.

        We love to help.

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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