. Develop your own thinking. We just talked about a whole process of thinking; but I’d like to take it a step farther. I sat in a room with ten martial artists not too long ago and I happened to say “how many of you in this room have read a good novel in the last three months?” Not one hand went up. I couldn’t believe that. I said, “How many of you have attended church in the last three months?” One hand went up. I don’t know how you feel about church. I don’t know how you feel about god but I can only tell you this, you have got to do something to elevate your thought because there are some things out there in the world that are not too attractive. Television doesn’t help matters with the violence on television and the ugliness that you see on television. It can get you down. Now you have got to work on your own thinking.
You have got to read positive stuff like Norman Vincent Peale and other wonderful things. Look at Dr. Schuler. I don’t care what you do. You have go to develop your own thinking. You have to be a thinking person. So far we’ve talked about you being a role model and you developing your own thinking; so that you can be inspirational so that you can be a good guide to your staff members.