Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is asked to repeatedly place his jacket on the hook and then remove it. He tires of this routine and thinks it is pointless. What he doesn’t realize though, is that this simple task gave him the perfect form for karate. Like the Karate Kid, sometimes we don’t see the significance in keeping a routine when there isn’t a direct result. Even though we don’t see the significance, both ourselves and others may be impacted. For example, when you consistently smile at someone in the hallway, their entire day may brighten up. The effect of smiling at someone every day for a whole year is much greater than the effect of just smiling at someone every once in awhile, which shows just how important keeping a routine is.

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Derek Redmond

British Runner, Derek Redmond is favored to win the 400 meter race during the 1992 Olympics. Halfway through the race, he tears his hamstring. Instead of giving up, he continues to hobble toward the finish line. Breaking through security, his father runs onto the track to help him to the finish line, but lets him cross it alone. 

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