It's vital that we write down our material as we learn it, affecting multiple parts of our brain. It also provides a visual timeline of your progress and the material you've learned. If you're just now starting your martial journey, don't wait! Start journaling immediately. The later someone starts, the more daunting the task seems.
Whether we know it or not, we often prevent ourselves from reaching the very goals that motivate us. The reasons why are so many and varied that I wouldn't even know where to begin in listing them.
Fear keeps many people from experiencing fun and new things in life. The truth is, scary things happen, but should we let that control our life?