know what‘s coming up. That’s all an instructor does. He has walked the path before you and has dealt with the trials and tribulations of martial arts before you. He is no God nor is he anything special. He has just done it before.
In a similar way, I have walked the martial path before you. I am no more talented or less talented than you. I have however had an unusual experience that makes me valuable. I have re-started a new martial art after 25 years of karate. As a beginner in a completely different art, my expertise in my old art was of no help to me in mastering these new skills. However my attitude was different. I understood the struggle better.
I knew that some days I would feel that I was getting worse.
I knew not to take these days to heart.
I also knew that some days I would feel that I was doing everything right.
I knew not to take these days to heart either.
This is the same as life. Don’t take the ups and downs to heart. Just accept that they are part of the process. In the long run you will achieve mastery. Whether you like it or not, some days are good and some days aren’t.
The interesting thing is that you will learn more from the bad days than you will from the good.
That’s what makes the warrior strong.