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.
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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.