Ever wonder how other people find time to practice the martial arts more than you?
You know who I’m talking about… those people who always seem to find the time to practice and who seem to be improving by leaps and bounds each time you see them.
Maybe they know something you don’t about making time to work out.
What are they doing that you’re not?
It’s not easy to make practicing outside of class a habit. No one ever said it would be. But, I can guarantee that if you don’t make the time, you won’t find the time.
We’ve talked about this before but I can’t stress how important practicing outside of class is for you to accelerate your training.
Let’s be honest that “I don’t have time” is just an excuse. Do you really lack the time or is there some other reason that’s holding you back?
If you want something bad enough, you’ll make the time.
Put it this way, if someone offered you a free ticket to a concert tonight to see your favorite band, wouldn’t you move everything to make it happen?
What happened to the excuse of “I don’t have time”?
You threw it out the window and made it happen because you really want to do it.
Can you wake up 15 minutes earlier and use that time to practice? What about taking 10 minutes over lunch each day? or 5 minutes in-between chores?
You don’t need to completely rearrange your schedule to do it. You just need to make time in short bursts. For some, they can manage every day. Other’s every other day.
The point is you have to start somewhere to get the ball rolling then do more once you start to build momentum.
If you want to change your schedule to accommodate your training, you must first feel a need to do it.
How bad do you want to get better?
If you don’t really care, then you won’t make the time. It’s that simple.
However, if you really want it, you’ll find a way.
The people who train regularly don’t necessarily have that much more time than you do. In fact, they might have less than you do. They’re just determined to do whatever they can to make sure they get it done. Then they get it done.
You have to make the choice followed by taking action.
Sometimes you’re more worried about doing it perfect amount and way that that you end up not training at all. Even if it’s just 5-10 minutes at a time, making that time helps you to overcome your bad habits.
And, there is no better time than now to get started!