S2-E22 – Use this mantra to be the victor of life's tests.

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Every test in life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us.
The choice is ours whether we become Victim or Victor.
– Tammy S. Ernst


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Tammy Ernst sounds like she trained at the same martial arts school as me. This quote from Tammy is very similar to the “mantra” we stated at the beginning and end of each class in our dojo.

Shiken haramitsu daikoumyo

This sacred Buddhist mantra in Japanese is taught and used by all members of the Bujinkan Dojo. The meaning as explained by my Sensei when I started training was:

“In every encounter or experience in life, we have the chance to gain total enlightenment. It’s up to us to determine if those experiences are positive or negative.”

This phrase became my mantra for life. This is how I like to look at the experiences I have in life. I try to look at all of them as positive as I can.

You can see how Tammy’s quote is so similar.

Every test in life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us. The choice is ours whether we become Victim or Victor.

We choose whether we will be better or bitter. We choose to let our experiences break us or make us. We choose to be the Victim or the Victor. It’s a tough choice for some, easy for many. Unfortunately, most people choose to be the Victim. They choose to let the tough life experiences break them, they choose to be bitter.

What do you choose? Are you a Victim or a Victor? Are you going to let life’s experiences break you or make you. Will you choose bitterness or Betterness!

Join me in choosing to be a Victor. Join me in letting life Make Us into what we want to be, Better!

Go Out Today and Make The Right Choice


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