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Word of the Month – Confidence



Week 4

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and First Lady to Franklin Roosevelt

Confidence for Adults

You have the ability to achieve many goals and experience great success. The opinions of the people in your life can inhibit your drive to success, just as the fear of being wrong.
Someone’s opinion of your potential for failure or success is only relevant if you let it be. If you “consent” to his or her opinion that you are inferior, then that will be the basis of your
decision to do nothing. You will never know the joy of a challenge and the rewards of conquering it. Once again, you can’t move forward because you are more concerned about what others will think. There are circumstances when you should heed the caution of your friends, but, in the end, you must listen to and decide for yourself. The courage and the confidence to try something new come from within, not from the opinions of those who think you will be unsuccessful.

Confidence for Kids

You can be a great success. You can be very smart. Some people may still think you don’t have the ability to achieve your goals. They have a right to their opinions. You are in control of you. Have confidence that you can achieve your goals. The people who say that you can’t are not the same as the people who tell you to be careful. Always listen to a friend or family member’s advice. They want you to succeed. They also want you to be ready for the challenges. Their advice could help you achieve your goals. Remember, you have the confidence for any challenge. Focus on your confidence and your abilities to accomplish a great task, and you will.

Action For This Week

  • Should you allow other people’s opinions to stop you from working toward your goals?
  • When should you listen to other people’s advice?


~ C. Matthew White, Renshi and Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has been selected as one of the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for SIX YEARS IN A ROW by the American Budokai International!

Founded in 2013 by Mr. C. Matthew White a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and 5th degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and Master Instructor, Crabapple Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 4-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

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About C. Matthew White, Renshi:  Matt is a fifth-degree black belt in a traditional Japanese and Okinawan Martial Arts – Shuri Ryu Karatedo and also a fifth-degree black belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu-Jitsu, and is a master instructor with a title of Renshi, which means Scholar in Japanese.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. He has been training and teaching martial arts for over 27 years and has owned Crabapple Martial Arts Academy since 2013. Renshi White is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.

Crabapple Martial Arts Academy Headquarters is in Alpharetta, Georgia at 12315 Crabapple Road., Suite 124, Alpharetta GA 30004.