I’m not the biggest MMA fan but I’m always looking for lessons to make me a better person, as should you be.
After Conor McGregors loss at the weekend, here are 10 take-away lessons that stood out for me.
- It’s always easier to stand on the side lines and knock the person who is willing to try than it is to actually be the person who is trying
- Competing at the top level takes something very special and is so complex and intricate that you or I will never understand it no matter how much we read about it, watch it or compete in it at lower levels. It’s simply beyond us
- Conor McGregor is willing to take massive risks and challenges to become the person he wants to be. Are you?
- When was the last time you challenged your current abilities?
- Conor McGregor will never look back and regret not trying
- Conor McGregor obviously felt the fear of such a big career decision but carried on regardless. Most people will never comprehend how challenging that is to do
- Testing yourself in life when the outcome could go against you is a rare trait
- As Conor McGregor mentioned, it’s easy to turn up on Twitter (and Facebook, Instagram, etc.). Are your actions in real life impacting positively in you life?
- Do you put off hard decisions to avoid growing as a person?
- When you lose, admit it, move on and use the experience to better yourself
- You’re only ever truly defeated if you quit moving forward and that decision is completely up to you
Always remember that the real power of sport (and training in general) is the effect that it has on you as a person and how you decide to apply the lessons it teaches to your life.
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