Let’s imagine that you’ve been practicing Tai Chi or Qigong consistently for about 2 years. Where do you stand in the curriculum? If there were belts, what belt would you be?
Twenty years ago, in the winter of 1992, I signed up for my first martial arts class. After growing up watching endless hours of Kung Fu Theater on Saturday morning TV, I finally decided to take the plunge.
You’ve probably heard it before: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. This truism also applies to arts like Tai Chi, Qigong, Kung Fu, and Meditation. If you aren’t measuring your progress, then you aren’t managing your arts (or yourself!).
Are you struggling with keeping your practice regular? Do you sincerely want to get back on track with your practice?
Would you rather take 6 months to accomplish a goal, or 6 years? I prefer the former. What about you?