Use Taekwondo in Daily Life
There is more to Taekwondo than just the self-defense aspects. It is the ability to concentrate on a problem, overcome fear, control anger, and complete a task. It is the daily usage of the Taekwondo tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Once you apply these tenets and the other Taekwondo principles to your daily life, you will discover the full meaning of Taekwondo.
As you train more and more in Taekwondo, you will find that what happens in the dojang is a reflection of what is happening in your daily life. The microcosm of what is happening in the dojang is a reflection of the macrocosm of your life. In class, if you are off balance, then your kick will have no power. In life, if you are out of balance in one area of your life, it will disrupt your life in other areas. For example, you may find you are expending too much energy in one area of your life (possibly too much Taekwondo training time) while ignoring other areas, such as spending more time with your family. This may be remedied by the entire family training in Taekwondo together.
Remember, the real purpose of Taekwondo training is to train the body, cultivate the mind, and nurture the spirit, which will hopefully lead to a long, healthy, and happy life.