A positive mental attitude is a critical component of Taekwondo. A positive mental attitude keeps a person well focused and gives direction in whatever is being attempted; sparring, self-defense, breaking, or forms. A positive mental attitude is absolutely necessary in order to succeed in executing any movement. The student must have mental clarity and purpose and a sense of "yes I can" ingrained in his or her mind in order to master the art of Tae Kwon Do. With a positive mental attitude, nothing is impossible. A positive mental attitude enables the student to overcome feelings about low self-esteem, lack of physical or mental ability, and helps to develop moral character to train both the mind and the body. A positive mental attitude enables a student to execute any movement with ease and determination, giving the student a true sense of accomplishment.