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Confidence part 4


Week 4

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and wife of Franklin Roosevelt

Translation for Adults

You have the abilities 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.

Translation for Kids

You can be a great success. You can be very smart. Some people may still think you don’t have the abilities 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.

Class Discussion for Kids

  1. Should you allow other people’s opinions to stop you working toward your goals?
  2. When should you listen to other people’s advice?


The Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness was founded in 2005 by Master Paul Gruschow, Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness’s lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 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.

Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness’s adult program is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Rochester Kung Fu and Fitness has a large family program, where families can learn martial arts and character in a friendly supportive environment. Where families together can improve their physical development with their Kung Fu and improve their character and learn lifelong skills as a family.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness or call directly at 585-413-0835. You can also visit our website at

About Master Paul J. Gruschow:  Paul is a Ninth-Generation Master of the 7-Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu System under world renowned Grand Master Raymond Fogg and the United States Kung Fu Exchange Federation. Master Paul Gruschow sits on the board of the United States Kung Fu Exchange Federation as well. He has been teaching martial arts for over 20 years and has created many top internationally ranked competitors. Master Gruschow is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, self-defense, and martial arts training, around the world.

The Rochester Kung Fu & Fitness is located at 2496 West Ridge Rd, Rochester NY 14626.

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