Failure and Success

The other night, I was stumbling around trying to get my footwork to match up with the technique Shihan Sam was teaching. Over and over, I would start on the wrong foot, shuffle two extra steps, make the blend and be in the wrong place to effectively complete the cut. That's not a problem, just an observation.

I could make it a problem with what I tell myself. Something like "It's impossible, I'll never get this" would be enough to make it a real problem. Failure is not a problem, it is a critical to learning Aikido. It is the story of my journey in this art.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something."
- Morihei Ueshiba

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