Some of my students are children who come to class after a long day of school and other activities. The other day I told two such students the following:
"I know that you are tired but I want you to try your best tonight. Karate is not only about learning new movements and kata -- it is about learning how to pay attention and try hard, to try your very best. If you can learn to do this -- even when you are tired -- you will be able to do better in school and work.The lessons we learn in Karate apply to our daily lives. Otherwise, what is the point?
If you can do well in Karate, you can do well in anything."
Charles C. Goodin