Great Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim, author, speaker, teacher, founder of Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy teaches to maintain an attitude of anticipating success. What this means is that it helps me achieve a goal when I anticipate that success. When I expect a goal won’t happen, it will be hard to achieve that goal because I […]
Hearing the phrase “You Only Live Once” is such a cliche. It has been said over and over again. But how meaningful is that statement to us? Like they say, you only have one at bat in life.
I take this meaning to heart when I go about my day to day routines. In the past, I used to take things for granted, whether it was my friends or family, my health or my well-being. I lived a life of abusing my health and my well-being and being reckless and mindless in my behavior. However, under Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s tutelage, I’ve been coming to understand more about living life with a purpose. When it is all said and done, I want to close my eyes with a smile on my face and not full of regret. My mentor has taught me the value of life and to always count…
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Are you willing to make mistakes? Or does fear hold you back from trying something new. Did you know that Thomas Edison had over 10,000 attempts before he was successful in inventing the light bulb? I was amazed when my life coach and mentor, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shared this fact.
When Thomas Edison was interviewed by a young reporter who boldly asked Mr. Edison if he felt like a failure and if he thought he should just give up by now. Perplexed, Edison replied, “Young man, why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp.” And shortly after that, and over 10,000 attempts, Edison invented the light bulb.
If Thomas Edison had given up, how much longer would it have been before…
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It is interesting to look back on the things that mattered to me most 10 years ago. I was in high school and my frame of mind was completely different than what it is now. I wanted to be famous, I wanted to be rich and I wanted all of the materialistic things in life. Don’t get me wrong, some of these aspects are important and are a necessity of life, but it was the only thing I was driven by. My priorities were all mixed up.
Now, I am beginning to focus on things that matter to me. It is about building up my career, building up my character and building my own personal legacy by helping others. Earning lots of money and having shiny things are important, but they are not the driving force in my life. I’m working hard to build up my character and start to…
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So well expressed! I have and continue to learn I have to be willing to make a mistake – then I can change, transform to higher levels Karen
I believe humans are innately afraid of failures and mistakes. We want to be perfect and be mistake free and we are self-conscious of what others think about us. Perhaps we are conditioned this way through our heavy exposure to media and celebrities. I find that many people find it hard to embrace who they […]
Success comes from staying true to your goals and perseverance and determination. During your journey to success, there will be naysayers and people telling you that you are not good enough or that this not right for you. It is inevitable that people will tell you that you can’t do it. I’ve realized that other […]
On page 29 of “Seven Steps to Inner Power,” Dr. Tae Yun Kim, my mentor, shares –
“You limit yourself by yourself. ..you can achieve and produce whatever you can think… This is a warning to be careful what you think. Why? All thought truly does take form one way or another. “
Absolutely! I’ve seen this in my own life, and before I met Dr. Kim, I absolutely had no idea it happens.
For instance –
If I think I’m shy, then I am shy.
If I think I’m confident, then I’m confident and act with self-confidence.
And to give an example – I remember when we auditioned at a call for couples to appear on ABC’s “WipeOut” reality show. Before training at Great Grandmaster Dr. Kim’s martial arts school, Jung Suwon, I would have never ever have had enough confidence to even think about auditioning to be…
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