What drives you to push on when no one else is watching?
Whether it is katana swords or a small token, anything can be a reminder of the hard work you do in private that brings public recognition.
I am in my basement office, and I am sure you can see my samurai and katana swords behind me. While these swords can be a cool conversation piece, they also represent so much more to me.
Samurai do not believe in taking out their swords unless they truly intend to use it. Despite the power in these swords, the samurai are meticulous and thoughtful people.
With the samurai performing 15 moves before they ever take their sword out of its sheath, I have always been impressed by their dedication to precision, skill, and staying ready for any challenge they are faced with.
These swords are for my mixed martial arts practice as well as a reminder of who I am as an individual; they also are a constant reminder for me to be prepared.
Oftentimes, you are rewarded in public for how you prepare in private. Whether it is public speaking or any other skill you craft and refine, the work you do in private defines your success in public.
These swords are a reminder to me to continue the hard work in private so I can be prepared for any situation in public.
What is your reminder to keep pushing past challenges when no one else is around?