This weekend I came across a video of kids breaking through wooden boards with their hands. I was curious about the technique that these kids were taught in karate class so I started researching it.
The first page I found was at www.WikiHow.com, which had an article called “How to Break a Board with Your Bare Hand.”
As I read through the steps, I was amazed at how similar the steps for breaking a board are to the steps for overcoming all other obstacles in life. Here are the steps, word for word from the WikiHow website:
How to Break a Board with Your Bare Hands
#1. Empty your mind. Relax. Don’t think about success or failure. Take a calming breath. Focus yourself first. Unless you are extremely weak or sick (in which case you shouldn’t be breaking boards at all), mental preparation is the most important aspect of the technique.