There are two Japanese proverbs that I want to share that help me when I am training or facing some difficult or painful task. The first thing I always find myself repeating is “This too shall pass“. This of course is not a Japanese proverb but is an important introduction (in my way of thinking ). If you think about this phrase and the simple truth it holds it may help when you least expect it.
The two Japanese proverbs are Beginning is easy – Continuing is hard. and Fall seven times, stand up eight. When we train we must keep these in mind or we will never conquer ourselves and thus never attain anything of worth in this life. I was going to say more but I think that about sums it up. Think about it and keep on training!