Happy New Year! It’s always fun and relaxing to take a break from the regular routine, but it’s always exciting for me to see everyone back on the mat after a break. I hope you enjoyed yourselves over the holidays and I wish you all the best in 2012!
This is a good time to remind everyone to put forth your best effort in all that you do. Remember that whatever you do on a consistent basis is what you are going to do when it counts. I’d like you to change the phrase “practice makes perfect” to “practice makes permanent”. This phrase can be applied to everything you do from sports, music, handwriting, to how you treat others, or what kind of friend you are.
Think about consistency as you begin this new year and resolve to put forth your best effort all the time. Make the most of your time with whatever it is you’re doing (Aikido, music, sports, homework, etc.) and you’ll make progress because you are focused and determined.
I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you and if you give your best effort you can be assured that it really will be!
Teresa Mastison Sensei