One Simple Way to Be Your Best

“Successful people are invariably punctual and dependable. People can rely on them.

Successful people keep their commitments.” – Brian Tracy, bestselling author and motivational


Being on time helps assure that you are going to be at your best.  Have you ever found yourself running late when you have somewhere to be?

Let’s say you have give a speech or presentation first thing in the morning tomorrow but you don’t plan accordingly when it comes to getting there on time. You wake up late, rush around like a mad person, gather what you need to take with and literally run right out the door. You jump in the car, screech out of the driveway, speed like a maniac and weave in and out of the lanes while looking for cops, complaining about every driver and red light that gets in your way. You finally arrive. Your heart is pounding, your body’s shaking and your energy is zapped from all the adrenaline and stress.

Do you think you are just going to be able to flip a switch and all that will go away?

Do you think you’ll be in the proper state of mind to give your best?

Of course not.

What if you left in plenty of time so you were actually able to show up early enough that you could have time to collect your thoughts, review your notes and put your game face on? You’d be cool, calm and collected. You’d be able to think clearly and perform with confidence. As a result you would be able to be your absolute best.

Class Discussion Questions:

• Why is it important to be on time?

• What can you do to make sure you are where you need to be, when you need to be there?

Superstar 4 Life Recommended Mission:

1. Be on time to class by arriving 15 minutes early in your uniform.

When the mat is clear, it’s the perfect time to warm-up & practice! Do this for 4 weeks. Have someone take a photo of you practicing before class & post it on Facebook &/or Instagram #BeYourBest.


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About SKS

Sensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.

Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for 5 consecutive years in a row.



Sensei Feldt is a certified instructor for C.O.B.R.A., a worldwide self-defense, and personal protection program. SKS offers Active Shooter Training, Real Estate Safety, 10 Week Self Defense Academies, Bully Workshops, and Child Safety Camps.

We also provide corporate safety training.


Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars

Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: [email protected]

Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.


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