The 3 April 1983 is a memorable date for me. At the age of 19 winning the British Lightweight Kickboxing title in London. Does it mean I was the BEST probably not; but it definitely means I was prepared to put my name on the line and walk the walk and accept the challenge.
That’s the challenge opportunity life always and will present. Being prepared to put yourself out on a limb with the possibility of failure or to be criticised by others is the risk in accepting a challenge opportunity; it was there for others but I was willing to step up and take it.
Thats the thing in life we see talent in people but they don’t always step up to the challenge opportunity and so being born talented and with skills doesn’t guarantee success. What it definitely does tell us is that people can nurture success via repetitive training and conditioning and in doing so build a success mindset. Each small step taken becomes the building block to a sense of higher achievement or fulfilment leading to a stronger sense of self.
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” Bruce Lee Martial Artist & Movie Actor.
Next time an opportunity presents itself take it and do it and learn as you move forward. Don’t be scared to be criticised or by failure as sometimes failure is a gift wrapped in away as you didn’t recognise the gift.