Have you ever examined your daily routine? Does it serve you in reaching the goals you set out for in life? Discipline people tend to be creatures of habit. Looking at it,  isn’t that what our daily routine is, mostly our habits? This is tricky, because as human beings we have a need for certainty, but we also like spontaneity in our lives as well. So it’s not easy to have that balance. If we are all discipline and no adventure, life can be boring or more of a grind. But the other way, can be too unpredictable and we may not accomplish much.

Disciplined habits and routines will get you further in reaching your goals, and now it becomes important that we enjoy most of what we do. If what you do each day is fun and challenging then that can be kind of a balance. In our martial Arts school, the students are working on daily routines such as, eating healthy, reading books and more. We do this so that those daily routines turn into habits, good habits.

Remember the old saying, “Bad habits are easy to obtain and difficult to break, while good habits are difficult to obtain and easy to break.” This is why the good habits need constant focus in our daily routines. So it pays to introspect and see what habits are productive for us and which ones are not.

This article was written by Master Jack DeSousa 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwon-Do. Master DeSousa also has ranking in Hapkido and has been in the Martial Arts since 1982. Master DeSousa served in the US Air force and has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.

Master DeSousa founded Martial Arts Advantage (formerly known as North West Taekwon-Do in 2003.

Martial Arts Advantage recently was voted the top school for 2018 from the UTA (United Taekwon-Do Alliance).

Martial Arts Advantage is located in Centerton AR, but also serves Bentonville, Gravette, Bella Vista, Cave Springs Pea Ridge, and Rogers. Our school is proud to have graduated over 130 Black Belts, making the communities of Northwest Arkansas better, one Black Belt at a time.  



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