Every day you wake up eager and ready to run, train. Dreams are big and you hearts soars with expectation of things to come. Your mantra has become “if you want this, fight for it” as opposed to “if it scares you run from it”. Big things are happening, from competitions to friendships and it’s all very exciting. Today I’d like to touch on how to fight the freak out which will be experienced in the near future.
When a big event occurs it is normal and even motivating for people to become overwhelmed by the event. The trick is to channel that energy to be beneficial to what you need to become for the challenge you face. If the fighter can do that, they will succeed, if not, they may be overcome with doubts and will ultimately fail whatever they are trying to do. Whether that’s a choke, or a simple s-mount, the fighter will get inside their own head and fail themselves without anyone else saying a negative word to them.
The fighter could have the best cheering squad in the world and without confidence it would not mean anything. A person has to walk out on the mat and honestly into every day of their lives thinking they are the biggest and best people out there. As the saying goes, “it’s not bragging if you can back it up”.
Make it your mission to be able to back up what you claim. Don’t let your words be hollow idioms; vain projectiles that are hurled into outer space with no gusto are useless.
the things people closest to us do hurt us the most. Questioning dreams telling us we will get seriously injured if we pursue them, talking behind our back, then admitting it. It makes me wonder why we go back time and time again. It like the human nature is to be hurt. Then finally the dam breaks, we say stupid things we don’t mean and the other person wont talk to us and its finally over. The cycle of abuse ends. If things would just stop being complicated and we could have a normal give and take relationship it would be simpler, but that will never happen, so this is clearly the easiest way to exist.
“Well ain’t the useful”. Something I think to myself on an hourly basis, in a sarcastic tone. There is no reason to be open about my feelings so i keep them shoved up tight to my chest. People who keep their eyes on the goal are heroes, world changers, the box breakers. They are the spies who break into new territory to show other people that it is safe to enter the land. When people realize their license to replace fear of the unknown with curiosity they have the ability to prosper and thrive.
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on Earth. THEN I ASK MYSELF THE SAME QUESTION.”
It sucks when people are indecisive. Then they pull away to avoid u seeing them being that way. They are afraid of your reaction to their decisions. When you show your true feelings they may withdraw and pull away from you, citing that you are judgmental and harsh their buzz. If they want to be indecisive it’s a personal choice sure but then they should live their lives realizing that people have human nature and can do whatever they well please. If that’s drinking life away after being clean for fifteen years or eating a chocolate cake after losing five pounds the results will be the same. The self respect once held will diminish over time.
In order to trust oneself a person must be decisive in their actions. This is a crucial skill in many aspects of life such as one’s career and anything they are passionate about. When applied to a lifestyle such as MMA, it frees the artist to overcome their self imposed limits. When one has a good sense of self motivation they have no trouble getting where they want to go in life. They will do what it takes to obtain their goals, working harder than other people deem necessary, perhaps being called obsessive by their peers for pursuing their passions.