I attended the Imagine Dragons concert last night, and it was incredible!
If you are a fan, you probably already know the band’s views on the topics of Life and Living. But if you don’t (and I was one of the don’ts until last night), I will give you a brief synopsis.
The band believes that everyone should be able to choose their own happiness and decide for themselves how they want to live. This view can be heard in their song lyrics, which were made even more evident at the concert. Talking about the war in Ukraine and how they just want to be able to choose how to live to an extraordinary story about growing up.
The lead singer, Dan Reynolds, told everyone about his days in middle school. One day, he started feeling sad. That led to more days of being sad, which turned into feeling alone, and these feelings just did not stop. He figured that when you become a teenager, you are sad.
Fortunately, he found help and discovered that he was suffering from depression. He went to therapy, got it under control, and started living much happier life. The point of him telling that story is that there shouldn’t be any shame about going to therapy. If you need help, get it, and know you are loved.
That got me thinking. What if he didn’t get the help that he did? What if the depression was never discovered, and like thousands of other people, he took his own life?
Imagine Dragons would never have been created. Tens of thousands of screaming fans at every show would never have existed. Songs heard by millions of people worldwide that have helped them get through tough times never would have been listened to.
Dan Reynolds would never have heard thousands of fans singing his songs while he stood on stage, night after night, show after show.
Holy Crow!! He really did defy death by getting the help he needed.
That led me to think about what I do and how I help children develop their Confidence and
Self-Esteem. How I shape the lives of children and show them how they can live a happy life. There is no way to know, no crystal ball to look into, to see how a child would have turned out if they had never taken classes with me, but just imagine if we could.
If your child is currently taking classes or has trained in the past, what would their future have been?
Here is an example I recently received from a parent:
“On a personal note, Zamira and I cannot thank you enough for helping to turn a shy and anxious 9-year-old boy into someone who is fast becoming a fine young man. From you, he has learned invaluable lessons in confidence, respect, and leadership.”
If I did have a crystal ball and I could show parents the difference, I am positive that the school would be packed with children and their parents eagerly and excitedly looking at their child’s future.
Let’s pretend we have one. Think back to how your child was before their first class at Prestige, and look at them now. What positive changes have you seen, and how far have they come?
If you are not a student yet, look at your child now and imagine them being able to Stand Tall, Make Good Eye Contact, and Speak Clearly in any situation they are in. How many more doors of opportunity would open to them in the future?
I am on a mission to help as many children as possible to never face what Dan Reynolds had to suffer through and never to feel sad, unworthy, or lonely.
A new cycle begins in a week, and I would love to have your child in class. Schedule a free tour, visit the karate school, and register for the 4-week trial for $49.
Go to www.PMATroy.com to get started and choose a time that works for you.
If you are already a student, I will see you in class!