If I can convince you of only one thing, let it be this – you need to trust in the process.
You have to trust the work you are completely immersing yourself in, is either going to produce your desired result or equip you with the tools needed to conquer a more important future endeavor, one you neither understand or are currently aware of right now.
Chapter 2 – Synchronicity
The simultaneous occurrence of unrelated events that seem to have a significant connection.
If you ever have the opportunity to be that person who has a chance to walk into someone’s life when everyone else is walking out, embrace it, relish it.
For it is one of the most important roles you can have in someone else’s life – to be their angel.
I love telling stories about this sport and the people involved in it. It is my passion. Everyone has a story.
I would like to tell yours.
Thirty-three years later, what we understood now, that we didn’t quite comprehend then was it was the losses and not the wins that best prepared us for life. They taught us how to handle and come back from adversity.
The journey has a way of making both the past and future inconsequential, compared to this moment.
At first, one wrestles to win championships.
Then, after many years, one realizes it wasn’t the pursuit of championships that wrestling was all about –wrestling is about preparing you for life. I owe a great deal to this sport, that is why I write about it so passionately.
This book is a compilation of all my writing on the sport.
It has been said the way you value a life lived is by the army that comes together in its time of need.
Inside of the mind of every wrestler lurks his demons.
They are the little voices of fear, doubt, and the lack of confidence.
Your mission in a match is to get these little voices inside your opponent’s head to start talking to him.
And to have your opponent believe what they are saying.