An extremely tough, but needed life lesson…

Originally posted on Glory:


Before I headed out to the competition today I decided to soak up a little motivation. I watched Karate Kid 1 and part of Karate Kid 2. Mr. Miyagi and DanielSon are up there among motivational movies alongside Rocky, Top Gun, and Braveheart. However, watching these movies over again I caught a couple quotes that I had not heard before.

Firstly, just before the big tournament in Karate Kid #1 the following dialogue occurs:

Daniel: I don’t know if I know enough karate.
Miyagi: Feeling correct.
Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.
Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.
I love the idea behind Miyagi’s statement here. Quality matters over quantity. It doesn’t matter if you workout or practice all day for 12 hours a day. If the quantity of your work exceeds the quality then you…

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