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    Hi all,

    I am just wondering how you all maintain your enthusiastic attitudes for Kendo in a long run. Like a motivational cause, or anything you do to maintain ur interest in this sports. Maybe I could use that tips for myself.

    BTW, I practiced Kendo since summer 2003

    Have a nice day then

    zul

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    I dunno about anything specific. I think some people just tend to stick with things for the long haul, and others move around. For example, you've played kendo for a little over a half-year, and already you're looking for motivation. At this point in your career, there's so much to learn, and you improve so rapidly, that if you can't find motivation now I don't know what I can suggest.

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    • #3
      Go to tournament, see strong kendo player, play strong kendo player.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by haizul
        Hi all,

        I am just wondering how you all maintain your enthusiastic attitudes for Kendo in a long run. Like a motivational cause, or anything you do to maintain ur interest in this sports. Maybe I could use that tips for myself.

        BTW, I practiced Kendo since summer 2003

        Have a nice day then

        zul
        Like anything else, if it doesn't direct you to your goals or pursuits in life, then go on or begin with the things that do.

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        • #5
          Little book I'd recommend anyone to read is Mastery by George Leonard. It's a great book about what it takes to learn how to stick with something despite the inevitable breaks in motivation that come with the territory. He uses a lot of metaphors from aikido, though the lessons are universally applicable. Treat yourself - read it.
          Last edited by Paul Kerr; 12th February 2004, 02:53 AM. Reason: incoherent blabbering

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          • #6
            how about taking a break ? , afew weeks off ?

            or maybe , quit ?

            Its not fun to loose your motivation all the time , usualy its because you dont like somthing .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Khabbi
              how about taking a break ? , afew weeks off ?

              or maybe , quit ?

              Its not fun to loose your motivation all the time , usualy its because you dont like somthing .
              I don't think i want to quit though. Just that to maintain the motivation at a high level all the time is my main concern. I never thought about something wrong in Kendo, all of this is because I'm hoping I can find ways to push it further.

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              • #8
                pick a rival... by this i don't mean like an enemy that you plan to drop your bogu bag on the next time you have the chance, but a friend and just be friendly rivals... it's fun... and puts a bit of motivation into it too...

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                • #9
                  Well, I've myself decided to stick it out with Kendo, because i knew for a fact that it is a "long term involvement" from the start.
                  No crazy expectations from the start = no disapointments.

                  Besides, what doesnt kill you, makes ya stronger, right ?

                  P.S.

                  If you enjoy doing something, why stop doing it.

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                  • #10
                    thanks a lot for the tips. I'll keep that in in check.



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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kendokamax
                      Go to tournament, see strong kendo player, play strong kendo player.

                      In my opinion, this is not bad advice. It seems that whenever I've gone to a tournament, I've always come back with a big boost in spirit and motivation.

                      And as mystic_kendoka mentioned, it's good to have a friendly rival in class.. Someone who is at least as good as you (or maybe a little better).. you can both motivate each other to do better kendo.

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