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Finding Your Why

The leadership lesson we have been teaching from the floor this week is about finding your why. The Sensei have been telling the following story:

  If I put a 10-inch-wide, 30-foot-long plank on the ground and say, “If you walk the length of the plank, I’ll give you $20,” would you do it? Of course, it’s an easy twenty bucks.

But what if I took that same plank and made a rooftop “bridge” between two tall buildings? For the same $20, would you walk across that sky-high plank? Probably not.

However, what if your child was on the opposite building, and that building was on fire and the flames were licking at her neck. If you didn’t go across she would certainly perish. Would you walk across that plank to save her? Likely, your answer would be, “Absolutely and immediately!”

Why is it that the first time I asked you to cross that sky-high plank, you said no way, yet, the second time you wouldn’t hesitate? The risks and the dangers are the same. What changed? Your “why” changed—your reason for wanting to do it. You see, when the reason is big enough, you will be willing to perform almost anything.


So step one towards accomplishing your biggest and most important goals for 2022 is to decide why they are important to you.

I challenge you to choose at least three specific goals for the year if you haven’t already.

If we aim at nothing, we’ll hit it every time.


Then, break it down to 3 goals for this quarter to kick-start your year right.

Then, and perhaps most important to actually achieving your goals, decide why you want them.


The why will be the fuel to the fire that keeps you going, so make it a good one.

And, in closing, if you can’t think of a strong enough why to attach to your goal, perhaps it’s not the right goal; pick a better one.


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   One of the really cool things about our academy is that all of our classes are family classes. So, while there are multiple instructors on the floor and the classes are broken down by age so that everyone gets exactly what they need, your whole family can train together!

Come have fun, get a great workout and learn something new- together as a family!

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Founded in 2000 by Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo, a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

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If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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 commisioned 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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