What I learned To Be Successful

2020 was my year to become successful at the goals I had set for myself. Despite the pandemic, my wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to continue working. And I was able to continue giving back to the community and growing.

For years I had wanted to learn yoga from an educational viewpoint and not just take classes here and there. I was able to do that virtually this year, thanks to covid. Eventually, earning my 200-hour yoga certificate while learning from home in September.

What I learned To Be Successful
What I learned To Be Successful

I was also able to become successful at putting together a boxing class for kids. I had been teaching adults, but I truly wanted to transition to teaching our youth. With this opportunity, I was able to work with at least 15 kids this year. I currently run a class with about 9 to 10 kids. Although we couldn’t travel for competitions, I have still been able to train new kids with no prior fight experience and at a much more detailed pace for them to learn proper techniques.

I published my non-fiction anthology, which my graduate teachers said I would never do. In spite of them, I started my own business and published my work exactly how I wanted to do it. And now I’m working with two other writers to publish their fiction works.

What I learned To Be Successful
What I learned To Be Successful

“I needed to learn to be successful!”

I’m more stable in life, and I have finally let go of my former self and what I was expecting of that person. I can say I’m more mindful, I can appreciate these moments. As a Veteran, I’m not continually angry for no reason, well, at least not every day.

And the best part is, that I have even bigger plans for 2021. Life is like riding a bike, you must keep moving or it doesn’t work. Whether you’re physically moving or mentally developing, or spiritually growing, keep it moving.

What I learned To Be Successful
What I learned To Be Successful

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Published by Willy Martinez

Willy Martinez is a creative writer, Integrated Marketing Specialist, and Boxing coach. Since being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2004, he has pursued his passion for telling stories, whether they be through film, graphic design, and writing for digital art.

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