The Life Skill for September at Hesselbirg’s Taekwondo is HONOR.
HONOR is the adherence to what is right, or to a conventional standard of conduct.
WHY IS HONOR IMPORTANT TO US?
Strong character is just as important as a strong body and mind!
“Honor is the reward of virtue.” — Cicero, Roman philosopher
“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” — Aristotle, Greek philosopher
“Hidden within honor is humility.” — Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, founder of ATA
“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinion, forms our true honor.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author
10 ways to Build your HONOR at home, school, work & class:
 Keep your promises, no matter how big or small.
 Honesty is always the best policy.
 Show your Black Belt Attitude with the 9 Life Skills of Leaders: Courtesy, Goals, Loyalty, Attitude (Spirit), Honor, Respect, Self-control, Integrity and Perseverance.
 Admit your mistakes; view them as learning opportunities.
 Show your gratitude with good manners; thank everyone who helps you.
 Apologize to people you wrong.
 Maintain a neat personal appearance to show self-respect.
 Avoid fighting; violence is not the answer.
 Commit to reaching your goals, short-term and long-term.
 Remember that you are a role model for junior ranks; show them how to respect tradition and behave properly.