Many of you may know me as a former professional MMA fighter. Some of you have watched me compete and a few may have even trained or grappled with me before.
What I doubt most people are aware of is how long it has taken me to reach this point in my life.
He never demanded perfection, only that we did our best. And that each day, we worked to be a little better than the day before.
But achievement does come naturally. It just takes dedicated time, concentrated effort, and consistent work.
Getting my BJJ Black Belt is something that has been 25 years in the making, (ever since I started wrestling when I was 11 years old).
It has been a journey full of ups and downs...of joyous celebration and devastating disappointment.
But I didn't.
So for those of you who are working towards something, don't get discouraged if it takes you longer than expected.
Don't give up and don't walk away.
You just have to be willing to put in the time and effort.
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Sorry, I accidentally hit the post button before completely finishing my story… so, reading your story of hard work and perseverance was very encouraging to me. So thanks and continued success to you in the future
I was the only non— athlete in a large family of very competitive people. As a small child I was put down by some serious illnesses. But in my family, that was not an excuse. As a result, I had to work especially hard just to be an average athlete. I was fortunate to, as a result, actually excel in a
Thank you sir, just what I needed to hear.
Very inspirational, thanks for sharing Josh and congratulations on your black belt!!
Thank you for this! I’ve been a High Voltage Lineman for 25 years now. Recently, at the age of 52, I began another career path and enrolled in a flight school to become a Rotary Wing ( Helicopter) pilot.
It’s certainly challenging ( you need like eight arms to fly these damn things)! Although, I haven’t seriously considered quitting, the thought does creep into the back of my mind from time to time. Earlier this week I have struggled with a maneuver or two and have questioned myself as to the validity of this goal. This post came at the perfect time. Thanks again!