Hard Decisions.....

Man, do they suck...:)

None of us like making hard decisions...

A few weeks ago, Akkarin and I were chatting about my online activity...

My available time, for anything, (TOTJO, family, honey-dos, play with my boy, a pretty endless list) was being discussed...

I'd said that there were some possible changes coming up in my life that would adjust my available time...

Akkarin ask about my marriage...;) Love you for your concern my brother... I know any of you would have expressed concern as well... This is the conversation that kinda began my really hard thinking...

My marriage is getting better everyday... Since finding TOTJO, my perceptions have changed... My perspectives are different...

No, the tough decision I was contemplating was stepping down from being the main instructor at my TaeKwonDo do-jang...

I love teaching, I absolutely love it...

But, sometimes we have to make hard decisions...

Many factors were coming into play...

My quality time with my wife, my sons grades, my actual ability and skill at tkd, my job, TOTJO (yes, even you guys ;))...

Lots of factors...

Recently,  at my employment, my supervisor, who is also my father-in-law, was diagnosed with cancer...

And I'm the number two guy, meaning the work is gonna get heavier, and more... Uh, well I've got more responsibilities now with him being sick and going through treatment...

It was the last straw...

I informed my GrandMaster last Tuesday... I've been slowly stepping back all week... Another instructor has been being tested for the slot...

My attention was being divided too much, and i was in danger of coming unbalanced...

Everything had 100% of my attention, when i was there...

But a few months ago, doubt started creeping in in my abilities for teaching...

Don't get me wrong, I'm good at it, or so I'm told... I excel at the communications, the etiquette, protocol... The other instructor has the technical proficiency and twice the years of practice as me... and he is 16 years younger, fights mma, and lives the fighter life...

Was I really giving 100% to everything?

So, after some tough meditations, I decided to step down...

It isn't fair to my, now his, students for me to not be 100% there...

I'm going to help still, but in a capacity where if i can't make a class, it won't affect the students too much... And i will still be a student, provided I'm allowed...

I won't bore you with the thoughts, decisions and considerations I went through, cause these are mine, and you have your own life decisions....

Hard decisions suck, but they are necessary...

Think...

Think before you act, think before you speak...

Plan for your life... Consider your options, their ramifications, results with others...

Planning and making good decisions, will also help you to make better snap decisions... Realizing the effects on your long term goals....

Be deliberate... Plan... Think....

Be in the Now....

Thanks for reading...:)...

May the Force be with You...

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'Hey... Author Mama...' Lu called, gesturing Jack to read this, '...D'you think this was intended for someone... specific?'<br /><br />Jack just smiled with gratitude.

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Great sermon! I can't imagine being stretched that thin, and it is certainly important to look ahead and be sure you're not overdoing it with your goals. It's WAY too easy to do that to yourself in college, as well as life in general.

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Thank you, Master Jestor.

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I guess it is the right thing to do taking just the time to meditation there is many ways in the force to choose from be patient and choose from the force not from the other source more you are more you have but be precise

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Master Jestor, a wise man once told me ; bliss requires sacrifice...hard work, dedication and choice of one thing over another. <br />Wait that was you!! ;-) <br />My prayers are with you and your family...Thank you for proving you are what you...

Master Jestor, a wise man once told me ; bliss requires sacrifice...hard work, dedication and choice of one thing over another. <br />Wait that was you!! ;-) <br />My prayers are with you and your family...Thank you for proving you are what you preach!

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Thank you Master Jestor for a good sermon demonstrating thoughtful consideration before making a hard choice. We've all made choices to rashly or quickly, but this is a good reminder to "Stop. Think. Use the Force" as it were.

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thank you,Master.

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your father its gona be ok

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your father its gona be ok
<br /><br />Yes, Juan... of that i am certain...<br /><br />It may just get worse before it gets better....

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thank you

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