Beating the opponent who lines up in front of you requires that you beat the ones that don’t.
When you have put in more effort than reward received, you have to double down on belief, confidence and enthusiasm.
For this is the final filtering system to creating greatness. (READ MORE)
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.
There is always one match a tournament when everyone takes notice.
Crowds form around the mat.
It is a collision course between greatness and greatness arriving.
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.
Wrestling rewarded me with a bigger prize other than standing on a podium for a few seconds. Wrestling bred in me a way to live life.