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.
It has been said the way you value a life lived is by the army that comes together in its time of need.
There are rare occasions in life where the only thing to do is to get out of the way and allow the magic to happen.
The Gulf Stream will flow through a straw provided the straw is aligned to the Gulf Stream, and not at cross purposes with it.
It may have been in the finals when Anthony Sparacio got his hand raised, but it was when he was at a 46% angle in the semi-finals when he won his New York State championship.
There are events that will absolutely dominate you in life, but you can never let them seep into your soul and break your will.
The beatings stop and the wounds will heal.
Broken wills, seldom do.
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.
Taking 3rd is the hardest thing to do in wrestling.
In order to take third, it means you suffered a devastating loss along the way, and you had the mental toughness and the ability to handle adversity, to regroup and to keep moving forward.
The greatest gift one can give oneself is to be present and in awe of the ordinary.
The field of 8,600 will be narrowed this weekend.
And again the following weekend.
To come up with the 325 most deserving individuals.
Across 15 weight classes.
Will you be one of them?