14th January 2017
It’s another lazy afternoon ,you know the one’s you encounter when Winter is slowly going away and the flowers are nonchalantly blooming, it’s supposed to be beautiful but spring “there’s still time my friend”, The warm yet pleasant glimmer from the star is in my bedroom, it’s just the most tranquil scene you see, As a kid when I’d be forced to take naps in the afternoons, I’d convince myself albeit falteringly that the whole world goes to take rest and so should I, and so was the present spectacle such, but in divergence to all this my soul was in a frenzy.
“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing”.
All my life. I haven’t really the fittest specimen that has existed on Earth, those who have known me for more than 3 years would tell you accounts with a good laugh of me not being the most majestic embodiment of our race, But that story my friend is probably for another day, So as I sat on the bed all I could think of was about reaching the gym and before you tag me as one of those ‘Gym Freaks’ let’s just read through this first, something about lifting awakens me and there’s this electrifying rush about it for me, it’s just the training you see, You’re going in everyday, you’re putting in all your energy to get some PRs, (Personal Records) you’re competing with tons of other people young at their hearts giving in their all in the room, Let’s me just state that it takes a lot of Discipline, just say the discipline a martial artist has, it’s not just an hour that you spend their, it’s a lot about the lifetime you adopt cleaning eat, being as truthful as you are to your sport to everything you do in your life.
Thus, Coming back to the main point of all this, Passion you see my friend, is not just about this one thing that you do, it eclipses in a positive way the other things that you do too, Have you ever thought what makes Cristiano Ronaldo work so hard to be in optimal conditions all over the year, is it just the money, or is there something more? what do you think made Micheal Jackson practice a single move at least a 100 times till he felt satisfied? What do you think made Muhammad Ali last 15 rounds against Joe Frazier in 1975? What do you think made Federer make a comeback at 35 years to win the Australian Open? What? It’s the passion that they have for their various Disciplines that sets them apart the passion to rise above the rest, that passion that makes you get goosebumps, that passion that gives you energy to come out on top of whatever may the situation be. That thing that burns deep inside you that makes you get up everyday to go out and achieve what you’ve always wanted is your passion. That passion we all have in us. Maybe it’s just waiting to be found, on a finishing note as The Louisville Lip said,
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”