Cycle 8: September 9 to October 13, 2019
Week 2 Messages of the Week
Junior - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Black Belt
Message of the Week - BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER
If you have received a purple homework star already this cycle think about whether it was easy or hard to earn. Think about whether you will plan to do it again this week and how will you feel when you get it.
Visualization is a powerful tool you can use to help you achieve your goals this school year. It's Easy, just imagine how you will feel when you reach your school goal. It will probably feel amazing when you accomplish your goal, picture in your head what will happen when you reach the end of your journey. If your school goal is getting straight A’s on your next report card, imagine how you will feel showing your report card to your parents, or bringing it in to your instructor. If your school goal is to get all your homework done before you play every day, imagine how relieved you will be when you can play without worrying about your homework.
Another powerful tool that we can use is to plan ahead for how to overcome obstacles. Sometimes something unexpected happens that might stop us or slow us down on our journey. However, if you think about these obstacles ahead of time you can make a plan for how to deal with them.
This week visualize how are you going to feel when you reach your goals: Excited, Powerful, Accomplished, Smarter, and so on. Consider what obstacles might keep you from reaching your school goals: An extra-tough test or quiz, Illness, Vacation, Difficult Homework, Feelings of wanting to give up. Plan what you will do to overcome those obstacles now so you will be prepared.
Please use this time to review the Messages of the Week from week 1,2,3 & 4. These powerful messages will help you stay on track this school year and aid you in achieving your school goals. Review the tools below from the Weekly Messages to help you continue on your journey this week:
• Earn the Kovar's purple homework star for completing a week's worth of homework and turning it in on time
• Write down your school goals and posting them where they are visible
• Decide when and where to do homework
• Break large goals into smaller steps
• Visualize achieving your goal & plan ahead for obstacles
Remember, it's never to late to set a school goal, you can always take the steps in the right direction to reach a goal. Also, this is the last week to earn a purple homework star. Even if you have already earned a homework star it is good to finish strong this week and strive for that final star.
Message of the Week - PERSEVERANCE: A SLOGAN TO REMEMBER
This week we are going to learn a slogan that will remind us how we can become good at ANYTHING we want: “Consistent practice, with effort, over time”.
Whatever you want to be good at, just remember, “Consistent practice, with effort, over time.” This is the basis of how we teach martial arts at Kovar's. When you encounter a higher belt rank than you the reason they have become competent at what they’ve learned is because they've applied “Consistent practice, with effort, over time.” It's that simple.