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Criticism – April Word Month Week 1


Week 1

“All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.”



Translation for Adults

Being criticized is inevitable. It is much wiser to accept fact, instead of allowing  criticism  to  become  a  barrier to your tasks, goals and accomplishments. You’ll learn and grow as a human being if you act just like the weather, when it comes to criticism: No matter  how much you  criticize  it,  it  still  acts  exactly  like  weather. It does not matter how much criticism you  receive; what’s important is that you maintain your course and continue to do what is right. Although criticism from others can be  constructive,  it’s  important  to  ignore that criticism occasionally,  so  you  are  not  deterred from striving toward your goals.


Translation for Kids

Raise your hand if you’ve ever complained about the weather. It didn’t change just because you complained and criticized it, did it? The weather has a job to do and it does its job no matter what you say about it.

You must learn to act just like the weather. People will criticize you, but that shouldn’t  stop  you  from  work- ing hard toward your goals everyday. Learn to ignore criticism and you’ll see a clearer path to the future.

Remember to keep doing what  is  right,  stay  focused on your goals and continue to strive for success, even when others criticize.


Class Discussion for Kids

  1. When was the last time you were criticized?
  2. How did you respond to that criticism? Did you let it stop you from working toward your goals?


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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.

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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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