Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jon Durrant on lessons from fighting



Win, lose or draw, the biggest attribute of fighting is the brutally honest feedback it gives to you about oneself. The ones that choose to acknowledge that feedback will grow in all areas of their life.
—Jon Durrant


 

“When your opponent is hurrying recklessly, you must act contrarily and keep calm. You must not be influenced by the opponent.”― Miyamoto Musashi

I'm not scared at all...I'm nervous, I definitely have nerves, I'm not going to lie about that. The anticipation of it. I think its natural, your body just knows what it's about to go do. But I'm not going to fear what I'm about to do, I'm going to take it head on and I'm going to conquer it. —Rory MacDonald

 
 
I'm not scared at all...I'm nervous, I definitely have nerves, I'm not going to lie about that. The anticipation of it. I think its natural, your body just knows what it's about to go do. But I'm not going to fear what I'm about to do, I'm going to take it head on and I'm going to conquer it.
—Rory MacDonald

Be you. And I think people will recognize what you're good at; recognize the special things about yourself. Just be you, and be you to the fullest. —Rory MacDonald

 
 
 
Be you. And I think people will recognize what you're good at; recognize the special things about yourself. Just be you, and be you to the fullest.
—Rory MacDonald

You can't let fear into your life or else it's just going to take over. —Rory MacDonald

 
 
You can't let fear into your life or else it's just going to take over.
—Rory MacDonald
 

I follow my instincts and my excitement. —Rory MacDonald

 
I follow my instincts and my excitement.
—Rory MacDonald
 

Neil "Beast Mode" Von Flatern on the mental side of fighting



"Probably the most important thing I've learned is that the battle doesn't happen in the ring. The physical part of fighting is easy. Anybody can show up, put in the work and get good. The hard part is the mental side of it.
You only fight somebody else for at most 25 minutes, once every few months, but you fight yourself every step of the way.
I think life works the same way. We get in our own way a lot of the time."

—Neil "Beast Mode" Von Flatern

Leah Letson on lessons from fighting



Fighting has taught me that the only person who can beat me is me and that success isn't about how many times you win, it's about how many times you fail and keep persevering.
—Leah Letson



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