The strength of the genie comes from being in the bottle.
Every second of the journey is the destination.
As a child I learned how to count by adding and subtracting. As an adult I learned how to count by impacting other peoples lives.
Contrast is clarity.
All the on the mat success is great, but I am most grateful to wrestling for being the glue which has kept my family closer together.
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.
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 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
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.