The Self-Discipline Challenge

 

Welcome to the  Project: Strong “Self-Discipline Challenge!”

 

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”

– Jim Rohn

 

(Sunrise from Cowles Mountain. Discipline allows one to rise early and hike to a viewpoint to witness a beautiful sunrise.)

 

“Discipline Equals Freedom” – Jocko Willink

 

The Project: Strong Self-Discipline Challenge

Self-Discipline:

self-dis·ci·pline

noun

1. the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

How the challenge works:

1. Complete the three “Mind. Body. World.” challenges over the next six weeks. These challenges are listed below.

2. Choose one action that you will commit to doing with self discipline every single day. Choose something that is challenging, but doable, for you. The idea here is to build success with small steps that will carry over to other areas of your life. Practicing mindful self-discipline every day is a powerful tool to building your overall self-discipline! We are not looking for perfection. We are looking for progress.

3. Reflection. At the end of the challenge, document (written or video) what you learned, and experienced, through the Self-Discipline Challenge. 

4. Turn in the Reflection portion of the challenge (#3 above) by Monday, February 26, 2018. By completing the challenge you will become one of the first to earn a Project: Strong patch and officially  be part of the Team. As a part of the Team you will have special opportunities throughout the year to participate in workshops, social events, special classes, and more!

Mind. Body. World. Challenges

Mind: Having a “why” helps us to stay disciplined in our actions. Make a list of 5 – 10 things that you  find challenging to stay disciplined about. Next to each one, list a reason as to “why” it is important to do that thing. You might sit down and create this list all at once, or you may create it over time as things come up which you find challenging to stay disciplined about. When that time comes, it is a perfect opportunity to add it to your list!

Body: Animal movements are awesome exercises for developing strength, mobility, and coordination. Bear crawls, crab walks, crocodile crawls, grasshoppers, ape walks, duck walks, kangaroo jumps, shrimps, gorilla charge…the list goes on! Spend some time exploring animal movements at least once a week during the challenge. 

World: Perform three random acts of kindness during the challenge. Did it require self-discipline to complete the act of kindness? Reflect on why or why not?

 

 

 

 

Let’s See Your Best Project: Strong Pose!

It’s the holiday season, and we have so much for which to be thankful! Please take a moment and reflect on all that you have for which you are grateful. Moments of positive reflection are such a great way to develop a strong healthy mind!

Over the next two weeks, as you travel, have time off school and work, spend time with family, and enjoy the holiday season take a moment and snap a picture of your best Project: Strong pose! Send in your pictures via email or Facebook so we can feature all of our incredible STRONG students!

The pictures can be taken anywhere. I’m partial to sunset shots…but it certainly does not have to be just at sunset! Be creative and have fun. We look forward to seeing your pictures!

 

Gratitude Challenge. Project: Strong

 

The Project: Strong focus for December is Gratitude.

How will developing an attitude of gratitude help you to become stronger?

 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is to not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy

 

The Project: Strong Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude:

grat·i·tude

noun

1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

How the challenge works:

1. Complete the three “Mind. Body. World.” challenges over the month of December. These are listed below.

2. “It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.” Keep a gratitude journal during the month of December. The journal can be written, or video format. In the journal, document everyday things around you for which you are grateful. Do this at least twice a week. Notice how placing your attention on the good around you influences your attitude.

3. Reflection. At the end of December, document (written or video) what you learned, and experienced through the Gratitude Challenge. Also reflect on how you will carry an Attitude of Gratitude into 2018!

4. Turn in the Reflection portion of the challenge (#3 above) by Monday, January 8, 2018. By completing the challenge you will become one of the first to earn a Project: Strong patch and officially  be part of the Team. As a part of the Team you will have special opportunities throughout the year to participate in workshops, social events, special classes, and more!

Mind. Body. World. Challenges

Mind: Write a letter of gratitude to one person for whom you are grateful, and let them know why!

Body: Perform high quality push ups throughout December.

Kids complete 150 or more.

Adults complete 300 or more.

You may choose how you wish to break up the push ups over the course of the month.

World: Perform at least three random acts of kindness.

 

Introducing – Project: Strong

 

As parents, we all want our children to grow up strong. We want them to have strong minds and strong bodies. We want the world to be a better place for them as they grow into adults and make their way in the world.

As adults, we know that everything in life is better when our health, fitness, physical and mental strength are all running at their highest level.

As humans, we know that community, a tribe, a group of peers with positive goals, is a very powerful system to reaching our full potential.

As martial artists, we know that the tenets and the physical skills of martial arts are powerful. Get ready! We are about to take that to the next level!

With these goals in mind, we are excited to launch Project: Strong

 

 

Project: Strong is an initiative to build a tribe dedicated to developing mental and physical strength to full potential, while working together to make the world a better place.

Project: Strong believes in the power of strength and the power of community. Together we are stronger!

Through Project: Strong, students of all ages will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, curriculum, challenges, events, community service, and more… all with the goal of developing both mental and physical strength, while working together to help the world around us. Mind. Body. World.

As self-mastery is a primary objective of the martial arts, the Project: Strong curriculum will beautifully compliment, and seamlessly integrate, into martial arts curriculum of Family Karate PQ.

The first Project: Strong mindset focus you will see is “Gratitude.” This will be our focus for December. More to come soon…

Also, be sure to follow Project: Strong on Facebook!

Link to Project: Strong Facebook page.

 

 

Welcome to the tribe.

Welcome to the Project.

Welcome to Project: Strong!