Have you ever seen the Karate Kid movies?
Most people have (but, if not, keep reading anyway)…
There’s a theme in the Karate Kid that you’ll see in every great story. It can even be seen in real life and business if you look for it…
…it’s the theme of the hero meeting the guide.
In the Karate Kid, Danielle Larusso (hero) meets a guide, mentor, or an “Oracle” Mr. Miyagi. Someone who sees the good in the hero…
Daniel didn’t get there on his own…
…But here’s the thing.
He’s the hero of the entire Karate Kid series.
Daniel would never have stepped into the hero role unless he FIRST met Mr. Miyagi. Mr. Miyagi inspired Daniele to build courage.
Daniel was an ordinary kid until he started working with Mr. Miyagi…
…and Mr. Miyagi calls him to ACTION (to help Daniel defeat Johnny Lawrence, the top student of the Cobra Kai dojo, leader of the Cobra Kai gang).
Daniel was a reluctant hero.
He didn’t have it all figured out.
But, he didn’t need to have it all figured out to be the hero and save the day…
…he just needed a guide to step into his life, give him a plan, and challenge him.
This is what everyone needs.
When Daniel rose to the occasion and followed the advice of his guide – Cobra Kai was defeated and Daniel officially became a bonafide hero.
Now, what on earth does this have to do with you?
Just like me, and just like Daniele, you’re the hero of your own story.
Whatever the challenge is, whatever the goal is, you need a guide.
Someone who can step into your situation, see what’s going on, and give you a PLAN to get where you need to be.
I’ve had several “guides” (of course you’ve heard of one – Paul C. Brunson).
I didn’t get where I am on my own, and my guess is, you’ve probably had some mentors yourself – family, friends, co-workers…
They’ve challenged you, helped you, called you to action, and given you paths to follow:
- If you follow those paths you’ll succeed (happy ending)
- If not, you’ll stay where you are, nothing will change, and your life won’t get better (tragedy)
“We make sacred pact.
As Mr. Miyahi himself said…
I do. Your colleagues do. Everyone who wants to be successful in life, in business, and in relationships does.
You need a Mr. Miyagi to help you along the way.
Find a guide! So, the point is (and my advice to you right now) is simple: Ipromise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no question…
Getting better doesn’t happen by accident and NEVER happens on your own.
You’ll get where you need to be when you find your Mr. Miyagi (or, when they find you) so…
…keep your eyes open.