Do not allow yourself to be over-confident in your skill. Remember that even Chuck Norris lost all of his first fights for a couple of years before he learned to do it right. Practice makes perfect, so never become discouraged. Also, you must never declare yourself a champion. If you truly are, others will do the declaring for you. By declaring yourself better than others, you not only create hatred for yourself from others, but you also become over-confident and arrogant. Remember, people spend their entire lives devoted to the martial arts and even they - Grandmasters - admit that they have far to go in skill. Learn from their wisdom and do not allow yourself to fall for such temptations or you will set yourself up for failure every time.
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