“Your psychology of the world will build the mental picture of life that you lived in and will be the base for your failures and success!”
One of the first lessons that happened to me when I began my traditional Martial Arts training is that I learned that the training was more about developing the mind and less about fighting techniques. The ability to show up three times a week and mindfully train hard was sometimes the most challenging part of the martial arts training itself. I also find that most of the students that were there with me were not training for the ability fight and beat people up either, but to gain self-respect and self-confidence, for example. They wanted to be able to handle life better and feel better about finding their way through their life.
I began to notice—even though I was only 15 years of age—that with the mental discipline I was learning I was being more disciplined, even away from my Martial Arts school (Dojo). I also noticed that the few who stayed in training were also developing this mental self-discipline and that the others who dropped out were not. I could make this observation because many were my friends and lived in my neighborhood. I truly got the picture that people were here to train because of the movies, their social beliefs about the benefits of the martial arts, and because they were looking for a personal development course—and they figured that training in the martial arts was the best option at the time.
15 years later, I started teaching in the capacity of an Instructor (Sensei). Everyone was asking questions about personal development and how to build their personal will and self-discipline; how to control their attention; how to increase their focus, and how to make goals and achieve them.
Now, Tony Robbins, for example, was huge around that time. However, I would listen to his information—and he had a lot of useful information—but he offered very little real training like how the martial arts teaches a lesson and then helps to integrate that lesson through an exercise.
As time went on, my studies lead into more from Tony Robbins plus from the greats like Zig Zigler, Jim Rohn, and Brian Tracy—and so on. However, I began to see the flaw in what they offered: there were no exercises or techniques to back up their teachings.
If you are going to become a Mental Master then you should have a scale for which you are tested—like testing for a Black Belt—in order to show that you in fact have the skill and can produce results with what you know. I set out to do that exact effect with my current Mental Warrior Training program. I offer a course in which you can be tested for what you know (to be sure you can produce your desired results) and so you—and any outside observer—can verify your results.
My Mental Warrior Training has become a proven testing ground for success. I have taught the concepts to hundreds of students and will now give you the basic outline in part 2 of this blog series so that you can decide for yourself whether or not becoming a Mental Master is right for you.