This is a great topic because it relates to so many areas of our life. What im talking about is how kids copy other kids. Sometimes this is a thing they do without even thinking about it. Yesterday in class I shared a story about 2 black belts that personally inspired me. I watched them do form and I was so amazed by their speed, power, and intensity, that from that day forward I told myself I wanted to look like they did. Now the funny thing is those 2 black belts were just doing what they do. They were not trying to impress me. But their actions inspired me to be better. They were leading by example and I just so happened to be there to see it. So think about how many times a day people just so happen to see you doing something. For the students with younger siblings, think about how many times a day your brother or sister copy you. You are a leader. They are coping you. My hope is that these talks will encourge my students to set a good example for those around them.
Throughout a students training here we are helping them to become a black belt leader. A leader by definition is someone who has followers. This is what we teach the students to make sure they understand that a leader can be anyone. A person has a vision and something they want to accomplish and other people see this like their personality and listen to this person who is now considered a leader. Its important to understand that a leader does not choose who listens to them, the people choose who they follow and listen to. What I like to see is one of my students holding a door for someone, not participating in a stupid act that is going to get their friends in trouble, and treating others with respect and setting a good example that others will hopefully follow. One big aspect of being a leader that is hard for kids to understand is being able to accept the consequences of their actions. Consequence's are not just bad. A consequences is a result of your action. It can be good or bad. Its easy to point the finger when something went wrong and accept the praise when something goes wright. But a good leader accepts the blame when something goes wrong and accepts the praise when something goes right. I can go on and on haha. But that will be it for now. This is just one of the lessons we teach our students. Try our 3 class trial if you are interested to see who fun and educational our classes are.