“Winners aren’t people who NEVER fail, WINNERS ARE PEOPLE WHO NEVER QUIT.”- Anon
I once read about a brief exchange between a mentor and a young apprentice:
Young apprentice: “Life is so hard”.
Mentor: “Compared to what?”
Yes, super abstract but I believe what the mentor intended to do was make us think and reflect.
If you were like me, I used to think “why is life so hard?” too.
And I still do from time to time.
But if we keep in mind that our pain is not unique to us, it might help us understand that LIFE should not be thought of as HARD or EASY.
LIFE just IS….
We ALL SHARE the same THREATS to our BASIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, and SELF-FULFILLMENT NEEDS.
So what are we supposed to do about the thought, “life is so hard?“
If there was just one thing I learned through being involved in Muay Thai since the mid 90’s, being a parent and running a gym, it’s that LIFE IS A FIGHT.
NOT a STREET fight.
But like a RING fight.
If YOU have NEVER been in any kind of fight, this concept might not resonate with you.
So try this…imagine waking up every morning, knowing for a fact that there is 1 specific person out there training to take the job that you currently have. NO MORE SALARY, COMMISSION or PAYCHECK.You stand to lose all status, seniority and responsibility. This person is on a mission for what you’ve got.
Ok, you might not have a job right now, so think of someone preparing to take over the place that you are currently living. That person is planning to take the bed and pillow you sleep on, blissfully, every night to ruin your standard of living for you and/or your family.
Or, maybe that same person is just waiting for you to have your next meal and just as you sit down to eat it, that person is plotting to wrestle that meal away from you or your kids’ mouths.
If any of those situations don’t get you imagining what you need to do to prevent this invader from stealing your 3 basic necessities of life, then you can STOP reading this email NOW.
Unfortunately, you are NOT in the fight.
Every ring fight I have ever been in, I calculated, I trained and I prepared for the opposition that was doing exactly the same to beat me.
With that in mind, I knew that in order to increase my chances of winning, I had to train like my LIFE was on the line.
Most of my life, I spent my days thinking of how I could be tougher than the next man.
Now, I spend my days training to be tougher than LIFE.
LIFE is the biggest and most important FIGHT you will ever be in.
LIFE is on a constant campaign to test your mental, physical andspiritual FORTITUDE.
Why are YOU just sitting around waiting for, what is inevitably, going to happen…LIFE HAPPENS.
“The WILL to win compares little with the WILL TO PREPARE TO WIN.”- Coach Bear Bryant
Yes, YOU can WIN at life.
And sometimes YOU will LOSE and LEARN.
But why not do everything in your power to BE TOUGHER THAN LIFE?
MIND, BODY and SPIRIT is not just some cliche thought that comes from ancient eastern cultures.
It is something YOU can start honing, sharpening and cultivating RIGHT NOW.
IT STARTS WITH A DECISION.
DECIDE THAT YOU WANT TO BE TOUGHER THAN LIFE.
Training for it is going to be a CHALLENGE, but it is SO worth it!
Imagine ALWAYS knowing that YOU CAN TAKE DECISIVE CONTROL OVER YOUR LIFE, by making a decision.
The decision to:
– Overcome adversity
– Live out your ambitions
– Most importantly, fight and win at LIFE!
Chris Romulo AKA CROMP
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