“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it?
You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
Attendance is the canary in your coal mine. Great people became great by keeping it healthy.
The more you come to class the better you get. The better you get, the more you can't wait to come to class.
Unfortunately, it works the other way around, as well...
"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne
We all did it. Tried to convince Mom that we were at Death's door the morning our unfinished book report was due at school. (Ever try putting a penny in your sock to raise your temperature?)
The dojo experience is no different, except for this: We call our dojo the 'Mistake Place'. We expect that students will fall down on the job - so we can teach them why it's better not to. Besides, everyday courage is a beautiful thing.