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Old 06-02-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
James Jones
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
Re: Too many expectations?

Benjamin Edelen wrote:
Aikido will not give you anything. You will get to earn everything you get, clawing your way forward one inch at a time, just like all the rest of us.
I'm not entirely sure I understand what you are saying.
I don't want to put words in your mouth, so please correct me if I am wrong:
Are you saying basically that I can obtain these things by practicing Aikido it just depends on how hard I will work at it and that it will take a long time?

To be clear, I never expected to be given or handed anything without having to work for it. To the contrary, I think the things I want can only be obtained through hard work and that they can't just be given.

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