At one time or another each of us needs a reminder of why we need to keep going, no matter what it is. For those of us in the martial arts, it usually involves testing for the next belt. Eventually it means testing for a black belt.
A little while ago we posted 10 great motivating quotes about discipline. A student just will not get to the level of black belt without discipline. That’s why black belts are held in high esteem; most people know it involves mental discipline.
With our black belt test a little over a month away, we thought this was a good time to remind us all of why we start something in the first place!
10 Fantastic Quotes on Perseverance
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. –Albert Einstein
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stow
What holds you back is not what you think you are. It’s what you think you aren’t. -Unknown
Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway. -Unknown
Keep going, because you did not come this far just to get this far. -Unknown
If you’re going through hell, keep going. –Winston Churchill
Don’t count the days. Make the days count –Muhammed Ali
Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other. –Carlos Castaneda
Keep on keeping on, OSU