Conviction plays a large role in success, especially in today’s online world where targeted advertising is constantly seeking to distract us, and the opinions of others can sometimes drown our own wisdom.
In each of us lies the ability to do great good, and great evil. Most of the time, when we think of our “Selves,” we only think of one side of ourselves. This is perfectly normal. However, there usually comes a point in your life where you find a different part of you emerge.
Focus doesn’t just help to balance things inside of you, it also helps to balance things outside of you. At my last Kung Fu class, our Sijo showed us, first hand, what happens when we choose to focus on a single point, and what happens when we don’t.
Being positive is supposed to be positive, right? Not always. Sometimes being TOO positive can be negative. However, in order to understand when you are truly pushing the limits, you need to understand your Self in relation to that. You need to be able to discern.
If you have around 20 minutes to spare, please do check out the below episode from Naruto Shippuuden before moving on.
Naruto Shippuuden is one of my all-time favorite shows. The most recent episode, “Attack of the Shadow Clones” (like the Star Wars pun?), is quite symbolic if you take the time to analyze it.
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