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I needn’t remind you that you didn’t set out to achieve something ordinary. You set out to accomplish something extraordinary.
Therefore it is going to require an extraordinary effort.
When you have put in more effort than reward received, you have to double down on belief, confidence and enthusiasm.
For this is the final filtering system to creating greatness. (READ MORE)
For the longest time – I got it wrong…
I thought the ultimate achievement in wrestling was to win a State Championship…
It is not.
The ultimate achievement in wrestling is to prepare a young man for his life by having him become the best person he can be by acquiring the “Qualities of a Wrestler” while in pursuit of a state championship.
“No seriously, if you could either rewind your life, or fast forward it – which one would you pick?”
“I would push play,” I said.
The journey has a way of making both the past and future inconsequential, compared to this moment.
Some of the greatest moments in life occur when the Venn diagram of Sports and Humanity congruently overlap.
Death, a divorce, a diagnosis, a random act of violence.
They always happen to other people.
But what do you do if it does happen to you?
I have never walked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago in Spain like so many writers seeking to find themselves do.
Nor, have I ever walked the 1,560 mile Pacific Coast Trail like Cheryl Stayed did when she wrote “Wild.”
As human beings, we so rarely notice when we are happy – If this isn’t nice – what is?
It seems to me that later on, neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.
74 Years ago
Maybe, there are people on this earth who are undercover.
What you do, over and over, at first adds up, then multiplies and eventually has an exponential impact on the end result.
I know you want to lie down amongst the rubble in your life, to just blend into the destruction.
They say the greatest mistake is in giving up.
It is your duty to build again.
When you do, the rubble will miraculously transform into a foundation on which you will build again.
If you have an appetite for winning then your hunger will drive you – Inky Johnson