Get one for your room.
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.
I believe, every experience we go through in life is to prepare us for what is to come in our lives. To teach us the life lessons we need to know so we can be best prepared to handle our ultimate test, somewhere in the future.
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 ability to muster up a little more when the whole world would understand if you quit. READ ONLINE
It takes a lifetime to understand the importance of letting people know how much they mean to you. There are times when you meet someone who winds up making a big difference in your life. In the way you think, how you act, who you have become. And despite time, or their absence, a piece of them continue to live inside of you. READ BOOK ONLINE
If you live long enough, life will throw you to your back.
You learn later in life how important the disciplines of wrestling are to you when handling real life problems, especially when facing a seemingly insurmountable opponent – a disease or illness. It is more than a wrestling book. It is a book about life, love, loss and the ability to fight when you feel you can’t go on anymore. READ ALL CHAPTERS ONLINE
On May 18th, 2014 I was asked to speak to an 8th grade class from Brentwood school district. Here is the Q&A portion of my talk.
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.
Take a straw away today. We all know the accumulation of small straws break the camel’s back. A small act of kindness takes away a single straw from a person’s back. You never know which straw will make the difference. But I do know that one straw will. You […]