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Kendra is a young karate student, determined to live. In her first year, she bravely signed up to compete in a tournament. At the tournament, Kendra performed her kata and, in the middle, forgot the moves and then added what she could to finish.

Kendra’s classmate, Melissa watched from the stands and muttered, “Oh my gosh! How could she have done that? That was so wrong!”

Their Sensei, from beside Melissa, said,” Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgements and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. I admire Kendra for not stopping and continuing in error. She showed strength and determination in a time of weakness. What would you do if you were competing?”

 

Inspired by “Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgements and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen.” -Theodore Roosevelt