Yesterday we celebrated President’s Day. Do you know why? In New York we honor both Presidents Washington and Lincoln. But the intent of the federal government was to honor all our presidents.
Our president is the leader of our country.
All of our presidents have the same major roles to play:
- Chief of State; an inspiring example and living symbol of our nation.
- Chief Executive; the “boss” of millions of workers in the Executive Branch, deciding how our laws are to be enforced, and choosing officials to help run the Executive Branch
- Chief Diplomat; deciding what message we give to foreign governments and the foreign policy of the United States
- Commander-In-Chief; in charge ot the US armed forces, decides where our forces are stationed and how weapons shall be used
- Chief Legislator; influencing Congress in lawmaking, urging the passage of new laws or vetoing bills
- Chief of Party; helps members of their political party get elected or appointed to office
- Chief Guardian of the Economy; expected to run the economy smoothly and keep unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and the general prosperity of the country in check
Do you have what it takes to be a leader?
Martial arts students train in a positive environment which has been intentionally created to breed leadership and a positive self image. This aids our students in developing a positive attitude, which motivates them to take on a leadership identity. Students helping students.
Leaders lead by example and inspire others. Instructors exhibit proper respect, technique, and form, and learn to express themselves clearly and with passion to motivate students, who then look to the instructors for advice and leadership whenever they have a problem. This is a self-perpetuating cycle and one of the great benefits from learning a martial art.
As a leader and professional Martial Artist, I have chosen to live my Worthy Ideal, “to impact and create a better society for all people in the community through martial arts training and Taekwondo; teaching and living a Black Belt Life.”
While I don’t want to be president I love being a Martial Artist and running my own business.
Thank you to all our presidents! I salute you!
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