Thanks For The Memories

It’s throwback Thursday, and today I am grateful for many great memories.

   I am even grateful for the way Apple and Facebook feed me memories of days past.

Some remind me of great times, and others of lessons.

    But I am grateful for them all.

But, as grateful as I am for my memories of the past, I am most grateful for the memories I haven’t even made yet.

   After all, life is meant to be lived not in the past, but in the present- to create the future.

So I was meditating upon some of the ways we determine what our future memories will be like, and I thought I’d share that with you.

1. The quality of our choices.

2. What we think, say and do.

3. Who we spend our time with, and the quality of those interactions.

4. What we consume- physically, mentally and spiritually.

5. How we invest the time and resources in our control, and how we react to the things outside of our control.

6. Our attitude.

7. The more I think about it, I guess they’re really all just sub-bullets of #1.

    Don’t get me wrong, some are simple but not easy.

But, ultimately, each of these is a choice, within our control.

So, unlike the memories of our past, which may be happy or sad but that we can do little about…

   our future memories are really for us to decide and design.

Let’s get to work on them!

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

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

p.s. if you’re not a part of our tribe yet, training with us I mean, our program is a GREAT way for you to make great future memories with your kids and/or spouse and/or our extended KMMA family too!

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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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