I know what’s it’s like to have goals, dreams and ambitions.
I also know what it’s like to fall short of those goals, dreams and ambitions because of self-doubt and limitations.
As as kid, I dreamed of greatness – state titles, straight A’s, Olympic medals, world travels, a million dollars.
I had no limits.
And then something happened…I grew up, college ended, and I stopped being me.
I allowed myself to settle into a comfort zone and lose sight of the passion, dedication, perseverance, work ethic and lifestyle that set me apart my whole life. I no longer had that “no limits” feeling from when I was a kid. Those dreams I used to have were now just shoved in the back of my brain where it was easier to not even acknowledge them, than to accept that I had let go of them. I saw the people around me feeling content with not feeling content.
I had a choice: 1. Follow suit and live with regret, or 2. Do something about it.
I chose the latter.
My message is not about changing careers or winning world titles (though it certainly could be). It’s about applying the mindset that took me from a junior high Spanish teacher to a UFC fighter to your own life. It’s about smashing self-doubt and limitations.
With the mindset I’ve acquired from a decade of professional fighting and 25+ years of setting and pursuing goals at the highest levels of sports, I will continue to smash self-doubt and limitations, both mine and yours.
Let’s do this.