|The Shinseidokan dojo - this morning|
You know the old saying, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.", well that's a sentiment I happen to agree with. But more than that, I believe when people say things like, "You're lucky"...it's a way of distancing themselves from their own laziness and lack of direction. The implication of their comment being, that the only reason they don't have what you've got, is because they are not as "lucky" as you are.
|The scene of much pleasure, and frequent disappointment|
So no...I don't consider myself "lucky" to have the dojo in my home; for there has been far too many financial sacrifices made by my wife and I, far too many hours of hard work put in by a number of the students who train with me, and far too much stress to deal with during it's construction. The dojo standing next to my home has little to do with luck; so, if you're waiting for luck to provide you with the life you want....then prepare yourself for a very long wait.