Imagine being on The Titanic and being separated from your loved ones for the two hours and twenty minutes it took to sink into the Atlantic Ocean.
Imagine, if Anne Frank’s struggle stayed behind her bookcase; and was never revealed to the world.
If you watch closely, you can see it happen in every wrestling tournament.
A match where one wrestler fights and another decides to quit.
“What if I got that two count?”
If you want to emulate a successful wrestler, emulate the fact that they used their body type to their maximum advantage and developed a style that was unique to their own.
Do the same.
A Wrestling Life.
An Academic Life.
A Social Life.
As a wrestler, you get to choose 2 of the 3.
You can choose any 2, but never 3.
Decide not to be a product of your environment, commit to having your environment to be a product of you.
One of the greatest lessons I have learned from the sport of wrestling is that the outcome isn’t the goal.
Your output is.
You can’t control the outcome.
You can control your output.
Just as the benefit of writing is not to be discovered, but to discover; the key to life is not to live, but to be alive.
88 Life Lessons from “The Greatest Sport in the World.”