Don't Misunderstand Me
So, we had a new guy join the fight team last night. He was talking about life, fighting, aspirations, etc…. I had to give him the speech. I have a basic motivation to what and how I do what it is I do. When your days competing are over, I want you to look back and be proud of what you did. I didn’t say “satisfied”, I said “proud”. Satisfaction is a entirely different issue. I don’t think any real athlete has the ability to be satisfied with their careers. True competitors are always wanting more from themselves and their accomplishments. Its just the nature of the beast.
Fighting will only be a small window your overall life. You spend much more time being a functional adult then you do an athlete. You should train for the rest of your days but you will only have a certain time to be a competitor. If you choose to be a competitive athlete, you need to appreciate the time you have and attack it relentlessly so you can retire one day knowing you did everything you could to be the best you could be. If this made you “The” best, you were one of the fortunate ones.
Be real, the chance that you will be the next big thing is limited. Don’t get discouraged or not go for it. Just because the odds are against you doesn’t mean you should shoot for the greatest heights. If you don’t really go for it, you will never reach your full potential or get the most out of the opportunity in front of you. Screw the logic and do what your heart is telling you to do. Don’t listen to your head, it lies. Listen to your heart. If you are meant to do something, you will feel it.
No matter how far you make it, I want you to sleep well at night when it is over. I want you to dream of amazing things you have accomplished and to walk thru a regular day with the confidence that you did what others only dream of. This will require lots of sucking it up, overcoming doubt, training, focus…… all good but hard things.
If you want to be the best you have to do what the rest are unwilling to do. Champions are not normal. There is only 1 winner in a contest. If you want to be that guy, be that guy and live the rest of your life proud of what you have done.
My goal is not to make champions. Championships are the vehicle in which I forge better people. If that hardware gives you the strength to be a better Dad, Mom, boss, employee, son, daughter…. I have done my job.
From the outside looking in you can easily misjudge me, but come talk to me and train, you will understand pretty quickly that winning is more than competition, its about being the best we individually can be day to day for the rest of our lives. Winning is a mindset, it is a way of living that accepts nothing short of the best in all things we do.
Never forget that the real fight is always you vs you. If you win that battle, you are world champ every minute of your life.
Love your life, love those around you, love yourself, and never accept 2nd place. You are better and stronger than you ever knew. Live to your full potential and be the champion of your life, not just some cage or ring.
Rant is over, now go train!
Killer B Combat Sports