Which player would you love the most? Here are your choices:
1. One who has never been beaten.
2. One who reaches the top and then hits bottom BUT refuses to accept it and comes right back up to No. 1.
Are you freaking getting the freaking point, or do I ……?
At this level, the game itself takes the back seat, it’s your spirit that transcends all kinds of BS to force you beyond the ceiling only a handful of humans will ever break.
You think Ali would have been the greatest athlete of the century and maybe forever, if he had not been stripped of his title and hit the rockiest of rock bottom? Maybe. But not to the scale he is currently on. No way!!!!
It’s the same reason Connors was adored and Agassi was praised.
People can see if you are just going through the motions or you are putting out your very best. When Nadal retires, his Grand Slam titles will take a back seat to the fighting spirit as the most memorable part of his career.
Kobe is arguably the best basketball player on the planet today. Other than LeBron there’s no one even close. But that’s not what draws fans to him like a magnet. It’s his willingness to give 110 percent on the court every freaking time. He truly embodies what Jordan once said on how to excel at basketball ‘Treat every game as your last’.
World will ALWAYS lift the human to a pedestal, who refuses to accept life’s reverse gear and forces life to pay what he demands, irrespective of the type of endeavor he / she is involved in, from sports to politics to business to basements.
You have heard my famous quote, haven’t you? “Rock has to go through fire to become a diamond” or something like that. The fire in you has to be so intense and hot that it has to eclipse the fire that burns you when the chips are down.
You know what happens next? Life comes face to face with you and says “Oh, you have no idea when you are being whipped. So ask what you want and your wish will be granted”. NO ONE who has achieved any thing worthy in life has not faced this test. There is no other way.
The beauty of it all is that the individual if asked to repeat it, will not want it any other way. That passage puts your individual stamp on your success as distinct as your fingerprints.
World loves a winner and has no time for the loser – another of my famous quote.
The journey upwards the first time is fascinating, but the euphoria you get when going up the second or third time is infinitely rewarding. It’s almost like being in a trance or being possessed.
You will never understand the full force of what I barked above UNLESS you feel it first hand, which is never going to happen to all you lazy ‘compromising with adversity’ freaks. SO just blindly believe it and trust me on everything I say from now on.
NOW, slowly walk towards your cheque book and fill out the entire amount in your account. Sign it and mail it to me. This is just an exercise to improve your mobility, that’s all. Remember you cannot question me from now. OK, maybe I need little more of this brain washing BS for you to do that and more without hesitation. But I am not going to give up.
Now, what was this post about originally? Man I have to stop smoking this stuff – for an hour before posting.