October 26, 2018

The other day, a friend of mine asked me why I go to kung fu for class so often. From their eyes, I shouldn't have a lot left to learn, so I shouldn't go to so many classes. I couldn't disagree with them more! I find that the more I learn, the more I have yet to learn. 

Their question and my answer made me noticed how much my perspective on my training has shifted within the past year. I can safely say that this shift was for the better! I look forward to training every day and I can't wait for the next class to arrive. Some days I might not feel like going to class,  but I never regret it when I go. I think that the biggest reason for this is because I love to learn new things and try my best to apply those things. For example, the other day I learned that I've been bowing with the wrong hands. What! If I had made the choice not to go to class, I wouldn't have learned this. 

I wish that I'd had this growth-oriented mindset about my training way earlier than it came. One can always wonder, but it's better to appreciate the present for what it is. I'm super excited about the future. I can't wait to see where this mindset is capable of bringing me in my training. 

As I further develop that mindset, it will seep into different aspects of my life. Already, I know that it has positively impacted school for me. I think that I'm one of the very few students who is genuinely looking forward to math class because I want to better myself by learning and applying what I learn.

I'm grateful that I have so many opportunities to learn something new every single day. 

Hannah Meier