Hey it's Richard Mosdell, it's my daily karate Vlog # 58.
Do people underestimate you?
I just want to document that first I was born in one of the richest countries and one of the safest places and no matter what I'm going to succeed, anybody can succeed here with just a little bit of effort so there's really nothing to complain about there's nothing I can really get down on you know and yet when you're young and I really learned this, you don't know that you just are aware of what's in your area, do you know that there's more suicides by people who are in first world countries than in third world countries especially in countries where education is forced to be the one and only way to move forward.
When I was born I had arthritis my knees I remember people saying yeah you might not run that fast even had braces on them but you know you get over that, when I got older I was super scrawny and people would say oh you're karate's not going to get that good, you're not going to be that be strong they would even look at you well I remember time I try to karate pants backwards first time.
I remember trying to learn Japanese and having people who could speak four or five languages go your English is even bad you were able to met you weren't even able to pass French in school you're never going to learn Japanese you'll never be able to do it, I remember not only did I want to try out for my provincial team, but I couldn't, I remember I wasn't even allowed to join and I would go to tournaments and watch, through my whole teenage years people competing and going, man I wish I could do that!
I remember being told I could never go to Japan or if I did people just laugh at me because you know my karate is bad I won't be able to speak Japanese I'll have no idea what's going on, all those things I overcame and boy sometimes I've been lazy, I've been lazy for years at a time but I remember overcoming them all and I think the best way to move forward is definitely listen to people, and don't listen to them at all. Somebody asked me why are you trying so hard right now?
Why are you trying to do the Canada Open? Why are you trying to help other people with their troubles in their club when they they need help? Why are you in a while you're in your karate club six, seven days a week? Why do you waste your time with birthday parties on the weekend? Because I not even supposed to be in this organization I'm not supposed to even be good at karate, I'm not even supposed to have lasted two weeks in Japan, I was supposed to be sent back with the tail between my legs, not last ten years! Look where I am, isn't this awesome, I absolutely love being in the club late at night after everyone's been working hard. Someone actually told me today that I should do less, that we should all do less, that we should watch more TV, drink more beer.
You know what, I'm gonna do more! You know what's really weird is my energy level is normal for the karate group that I came from where I was for ten years, it was normal to get on the phone and go "there's 52 weekends in here how many are we going to fill with karate events that we can get away with and our spouses won't kill us? How many can we do?
There's a hole right there that weekend there's a hole we got to get something in there, our kids they need something, there are not enough tournaments, let's make five, we don't have enough international trips let's make six, we made a connection with someone overseas in Sri Lanka great we're going to go there every year for the next 20 years!" That was cool if you can be positive so people underestimate you well if you're not talented and I'm not always, but if it's passionate, what, you're passionate what you do and you get results and you can make other people's lives better, let's do it, let's go out and do it!
That's my daily karate vlog #58, I really really want this space to be a launching pad for anybody who loves karate anybody wants to come here and if there is somebody outside here likes what we do and wants this vibe I'm going to bring it to you just like I told someone this morning, if you're eight hours away and you need help we're coming so can underestimate us, you can be a naysayer or bringing more we're going to do more this Olympic sunshine and all this attention and all these great friends are meeting let's go out and let's do something big I mean real big let's really knock it out of the park let's get excited about who we are, maybe I have to watch a little less TV excellent let's get it done.
I'm Richard Mosdell my daily karate vlog a little karate thoughts documenting the day, I hope you're having an awesome time remember if you write to me a question I will give you a free karate book! That's right free karate books from Kenzen, Sonny Leads.
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