Positive thinking is not enough, you must also have positive feelings and positive actions to have a positive life!

We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.

Give yourself permission to succeed.

When you want to do something as bad as you want to breath,  then you will succeed.

When bad judgement is used, the smart person learns, the not so smart blames luck! Culverfucious

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe.” Anatole France

“Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” Richard Cushing

The shield may be as important for victory, as the sword or spear.  Charles Darwin

Good Judgement is the result of Wisdom.
Wisdom is the result of Experience.
Experience is often the result of Bad Judgement!
So Let’s do Something even if it’s Wrong!

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee

“Cry in the dojo. Laugh on the battlefield.”
- Author unknown

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

Karate training is not only in the dojo. GF

You may  train for a very long time, but if you merely move your hand and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance.  You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do! GF

Practice does not make perfect,  practice makes permanent.  Perfect practice makes perfect!  Culverfucious

Perfection gained once is rarely repeated!

If you settle for what you got, then you deserve what you get!  Kathy Lee

If it is to be it’s up to me!

Your attitude determines your altitude!

“He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position”  Ed Parker

 A goal properly set is halfway achieved!

“Pain is the best teacher, but no one wants to go to his class”
-Hong Hi Choi (founder TKD)
No one gets away from Karma unscathed!!!  No one No how!  Culverfucious
Each day we wake up with the opportunity to make the day better than the day before and to be better than we were yesterday. The choice is yours!  Eric Swick
Excellence is within all of us, just hidden better in some of us! Culverfusious

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Stumbling is not the same as falling.  Portugese Proverb

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.  Paul J. Meyer

‎”Knowing others is wisdom; knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” Lao-Tzu

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston Churchill

Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.  Zig Ziglar

If you think you can or if you think you can’t … You’re right!  Culverfucious

I believe the greater the handicap, the greater the triumph.  John H. Johnson

If you can dream it and believe it you can achieve it!  Culverfusious

It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post.  Cicero

When I’ve heard all I need to make a decision, I don’t take a vote. I make a decision.   Ronald Reagan

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist.
Children already know that dragons exist!
Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be slayed!!!

Don’t let your dreams stay dreams!

For Success, Attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks

If you find that thing you love, it doesn’t matter whether you do it well or not – you just need to do it. Stanley Tucci

The best way out is always through.  Robert Frost

Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others. Samuel Johnson

Excellence always Sells. Earl Nightingale
Excellence always Excels! Culverfucious

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.  Billie Jean King

Pretend that every single person you meat has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important.  Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeedc in life.  May Kay Ash

Life is a constant battle of pessimism and optimism.  While you keep trying to light a candle in the darkness, some other idiot keeps blowing out your matches.

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes!  Norman Vincent Peale

Stand tall, don’t fall!

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

One definition of Insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results!  Shihan PC

If You can Conceive it and Believe it, You can Achieve it!  Shihan PC

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.  Lance Armstrong

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.  Napoleon I

The men who succeed are the efficient few.  They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.  Herbert N. Casson

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.  Robert Louis Stevenson

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die.  Or when.  You can decide how you’re going to live now.  Joan Baez

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared ambition inspired and success achieved!!  Helen Keller

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it!  Margaret Thatcher

Do not let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do!

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there.  Then never, never, never give up!  Norman Vincent Peale

Life is too short to be little.  Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.   Benjamin Disraeli

It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is better at the top!

We usually get what we expect, we usually accomplish what we think we can and we usually get what we deserve!  PC

For Success, Attitude is equally as Important as Ability! – Harry F. Banks

We tend to live up to our expectations! – Earl Nightingale

I’ve discovered that I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude! – Judith Knowlton

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within. them.  There are deep wells of strength that are never used!  Richard E. Byrd

Patience is the art of hoping! Marquis de Vauenargues
Updated version:
Don’t be patient, don’t hope, make it happen! PC

You can’t build reputation on what you’re going to do! – Henry Ford

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest!

It is not the position, but the disposition!

What you focus on you become!  – pc

If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not!!!

Real Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
Always do your best!  What you plant now you will harvest later!
Some of my most encouraging words have been discouraging words!  Shihan Culver
Any person’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.  – Booker T. Washington
I believe that three of the Most Important Principles of life – Life is not fair, what goes around comes around and You usually get what you ask for, problem being that most people have no idea what they are asking for!  Shihan Culver
“It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” – Francis Bacon Sr

It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. – Richard Devos

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.  William Jennings Bryan

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is you can make it.  Gale Sayers

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.  Chinese proverb

There are no menial jobs, just menial attitudes! William John Bennett

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us. Christian Nevell Bovae

I’ve always believed in if you can dream it, then you can do it!  Did I forget to mention to start?  Perry Culver Chief Instructor – Culver Karate Club – Connellsville PA

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. – Douglas Macarthur

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world!  – Harriet Tubman

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.

No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation.  Horace

Never let your head hang down.  Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.  And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.  -  Leroy ‘Satchel’ Page

You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big, bold, righteous and eternal! – Barry Munro

Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it!  -  Lou Holtz

“People with goals succeed because they know where they are going… It’s as simple as that.” - Earl Nightingale

Nothing will work unless you do!

It is of no consequence of what a parents a man is born, as long as he be a man or merit! – Horace

It is a Kingly act to assist the fallen! Mother Teresa

There is no fear in the hearts of men when they are armed with honor and valor!

Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher! – Oprah Winfrey

Mind is all that counts!
You can be whatever you make up your mind to be.

I got my start by kicking myself in the seat of the pants!  Shihan Culver

Sometimes you start to succeed by giving yourself permission to succeed!  Shihan Culver

I got my start by giving myself a start.  CJ Walker

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”
Ambrose Redmoon

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success! – David Feherty

“Develop The Mind of Mushin: Mushin (无心; Chinese: wúxīn) denotes a state of mind in the very experienced martial artists can go during a fight.
A quiet and peaceful mind will hear every sound of an opponent without distortion.

To hear every sound your opponent makes before he/she makes it is to be able to focus in Mushin — the art of a quiet & peaceful mind that can reflect incoming thoughts without distortion. Robust fear like a hurricane will smother the sounds of your opponent ending up in your defeat. Fight the howling wind and you stand to lose sight of your opponent; ignore the wind (in Mushin) and engage your opponent successfully.”—ASLWe will either find a way or make one! Hannibal

Promise to think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best from yourself and others.  John Wooden

If you can conceive it and believe it you can achieve it!  Shihan pc

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it! Shihan PC

Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.   Edmund Brown Jr.

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.  Virginia Satir

Quote of the Day
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

The difference between good and great is the same as the distance between your ears.  Yep, what’s between your ears determines whether you’ll be good or great.  The future great ones will read this posting.  The future good ones mught read this posting.  All others could care less what’s posted here! – Shihan Culver

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
―      Albert Einstein

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A A Milne quotes

Today I set goals I know I can reach. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  – pc

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong” – Muhammad Ali

Dale Carnegie said “I am stupid, but I have used quotes from so many smart and intelligent people, many of whom have passed on.   So I appear to be very smart!”

Dojo WiZdom™ • “When you learn a stance, it is helpful to practice both the offensive and defensive techniques which are best delivered from it. Make sure you work both right and left sides equally and breathe properly–do no hold your breath at all.”—ASL

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” – Win Borden

“Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.”  – Vincent Van Gogh

“The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.”  – Army Corp of Engineers

Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it!

Don’t get stranded on Someday ISLE (I’LL).  If it’s an important dream do it now! – Shihan Culver

“When you want something that you’ve never had before,

you’ve got to do something that you’ve never done before”

Shihan Culver

If you can conceive it and believe it you can achieve it!

Shihan Culver

Man who chases more than one rabbit goes hungry!

Shihan Mulnix