Re: D: Direction, Decision, and Discipline
You know, when I started Aikido, I had two reactions:
1. "When did I stop being a klutz?" and
2. "Y'know, if I keep at this long enough I might actually get good at it!"
That's despite being more sore than I had been in years.
Well, I've been at it the better part of a year now, and I see Aikido's influence spreading throughout my life, and I'm now practicing for the fifth kyu test (Ki-Aikido ranks start with fifth kyu.)
I know that's pretty slow by some standards, but as an ex-klutz it seems pretty good to me, particularly since my best friend has been at it for four years and will be testing in the same session. . .
What does this have to do with Lynn's article? My Aikido experience has been about process, not goals. Indeed a lot of my life has been about the journey, not the destination, and my Aikido experience fits in with that nicely.