The Psychology of Winning

Positive Self -Awareness

Winners know who they are, what they believe, the role in life they are
presently filing, their great personal potential- and future roles and goals which
will mark fulfillment of that potential. They have learned these things, and are
constantly adding to their knowledge, through experience, insight, feedback, and
judgment. As a result they can continuously not only “play from strength” in the
game of life, but also avoid errors and correct weaknesses. They don’t kid others
and they don’t kid themselves.

Losers say, “Who knows what I could do if I only had a chance.”

Winners say, “I know who I am, where I’m coming from and where I’m

Make this moment the moment of truth about yourself. You have been
selling yourself short all of your life. You have the opportunity to experience more
environmental, physical and mental/spiritual abundance than you could use in ten
lifetimes. Open up your lenses to the possibilities and alternatives available in
your life. Change your attitude and your lifestyle and your many environments will
change automatically. Understand your own uniqueness. Appreciate the
difference in others. Relax and learn to respond positively to stress. Change for
the better that which can be changed. Remove from your presence those
negative influences that cannot be changed. Adapt and adjust to those negative
influences that cannot be changed or removed.


Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County’s preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will too.