Fun In Martial Arts
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we look at the word 'fun' and our relationship to fun when it comes to martial arts for example.
Doing something that we are not good at, and doesn't come easy to us, is rarely ever fun, but it is fruitful. Through sticking to it with time and dedication, and discipline - it bears fruit. It expands our self-character and enriches our life. This is something we can then truly be proud of ourselves.
We can reshape our outlook to for example martial arts and the training and living involved in it, and free ourselves from this concept of 'it must be fun all the time.' It is not. That would be unnatural since our experiences vary from day to day anew. Each day is a new setup. We meet each day anew. Therefore what was fun yesterday, may not be so fun day after day.
Continuing to do the training though is the important part otherwise we put a halt to our growth if we only let ourselves grow when we have and experience fun towards something.
In this episode, I share how this idea of fun has compromised my growth and what I have realized when it comes to fun and martial arts and other activities of my life.