Giving up on their dreams all because of a temporary set back.
“My spouse broke my heart.”
“My parents don’t love me.”
“I lost my job.”
“Fried chicken is delicious.”
The list goes on and on.
The problem is the list is all bull shit.
In this photo you can see I am getting my ass kicked. This was literally 10 seconds into the fight.
Dude picked me up, dropped me on my head, and started choking the shit out of me.
My world started to fade to Black.
But, I remembered what I told Master Mike.
“I will not embarrass you.”
It was a promise that I made to a man I admired. So no matter what was happening to me I refused to quit.
Did the same thing for the rear-naked choke that followed.
Applied it again when I was in full mount getting my face punched in.
Did one more time when he had locked up an armbar.
I kept doing it until I broke him.
Not quitting that night opened every door for me that followed.
Had I quit in that cage, there’d be no Soldierfit today.
And therein lies the problem.
You never know what quitting will cost you in the long run.
You can fail all you want and still become successful.
If you quit however, your dreams are lost.