“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
Helen Keller, American writer
Translation for Adults
Potential does not mean that you can do everything, but it does mean you can do some things—and do them very well. You may not be a star athlete or a legendary rock guitarist, but you can be the best at what you do. Don’t allow your ineptitude at sports, music or whatever you can’t do affect the rest of your life. Part of what makes Michael Jordan and Eric Clapton great is that they discovered what they could do best, and, therefore, have achieved their potential. Don’t ever stop experimenting with the potentials of life, even when you discover that you can’t do some things. Once you know what you can do, work to be your best. The talents we possess as well as the talents we lack, shape who we are.
Translation for Kids
Potential is the opportunity to be the special person you can be. You can’t do everything, but you can do some things very well. Don’t ever stop trying new things in life. You may have the talents to be great. You may not. You may not have the skills to be a great basketball player. That’s OK. Playing basketball with your friends is still a good activity. You may try hard, but you may never be an “A” student. That is no reason to stop learning. Keep trying and use what you learn to discover what you can do best. Each person has unique talents. Use your talents and you will reach your potential.
Class Discussion for Kids
- What is something you always wanted to try? What has stopped you from trying it?
- How does trying help you reach your full potential?
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 Greecekungfu.com.
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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