I will never be as great as Vlad.Train anyway. Systema helps cultivate many skillsthat will assist you in your life’s journey.You may find your greatness in different waysthrough training. You may be great at helpingothers. You may be great at teaching. You may begreat at simply showing up and thus, setting anexample.I will never be as great as Michael.Train anyway. Comparison is the root of allanxiety. Be the very best you can, given theabilities and time you have. There is norequirement to “be as good as” someone else. Beyou. That is all that is required.
I may never get this art.Train anyway. There is nothing to get. Enjoy thejourney and learn all you can along the path. Seehow far and how deeply you can go. That is thehidden (or maybe not so hidden reason) fortraining.I may fail completely at this art.Train anyway. So you fail. So what. Youaccomplished 1000 times more than the personwho never even gave it a shot.And think about it. . . fail completely? I doubt it.You have probably learned more than you realize.
I may never be able to use this art in a real fight.Train anyway. That way you can learn the skills to avoidbeing in a fight in the first place.I may be too old to start.Train anyway. A year from now, you will wish youstarted now.I may have no physical abilities. I am out of shape.Train anyway. Want to get in shape? What better way isthere then to jump into a Systema class and startbanging away at push ups and squats and finally, getinto great shape, training along side your Systemabrothers and sisters. You deserve it.
I have doubts about all this.Train anyway. In the process of training, yourdoubts will transform into something else. Doubtsare just stories you keep telling your self over andover. Train anyway. Train now. That way you get towrite a new story to tell yourself — one that makesyou feel great about yourself. After all, you reallyare.I have. . . . I have. . . . I have to go now.Training is starting.
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