I’m a blue belt now, and as such have reached about the halfway point in my journey to black belt in the kenpo style of karate. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my goals – both short term which I tend to think of from belt to belt in three month increments – and longer term, once I have earned my black belt and beyond. Goal setting has never been my strong suit. I suppose you could say it’s a weakness of mine, but as I travel down this road and think about learning one more self-defense, one more kata, I realize that breaking it down to these smaller chunks has been the ticket for me. More to come on this topic.