Tuesday, January 25, 2011

There Is No Triumph Without Struggle

People see a champion or anyone who acquires success and wish that they were like those they envy. They don't think about the years of struggle that goes into being good at something. Years ago at the Warehouse Gym (the first gym we had), we'd get young guys coming in wanting to be fighters. They saw fighters on TV and Pay-Per-View and wanted to be like the fighters they watched. All was good until they had their first fight. Most of them quit afterwards and some lasted a few more fights. What happens is that they realize that it's hard work. In many facets of life people don't want to work hard. Sure they will go through the motions with minimal effort, but only a few will push it to their limits. Whatever it is that you want to do, you have to give it your all. When you fall, you have to get up and push on. When people tell you that you can't do it, you have to do it anyway. When you doubt yourself, you have to ignore all negative thoughts and replace them with thoughts of victory. If it was easy everybody would be doing it. Believe it to achieve it!

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