I went to Vegas this last weekend and my biggest hope for the trip was to get to be where they put up the UFC octagon.
I walked about 6 miles to the MGM and made my way to where the stadium was.
When I got there it was locked up tight, no door handles or anything! I saw a man leaving a door so I zipped into it…There were quite a few cops on the other side and they ran me out pretty quickly.
So I stood outside of my life aspiration and thought of how badly I wanted to share that space with the spent energies of the greatest warriors of my generation. I wanted to be where all of those drops of blood, streams of tears, and oceans of sweat lay…and I realized this was the fates hard at work telling me that I had to earn my spot amongst the Warriors and Titans…that you can’t just walk into a room and relish other people’s acconplishments..that I had to forge my just place there.
And I will.
"You don’t have to like me but you’re gonna respect me." #adtr
I once heard that the real hell is a place where you go when you die and are forced to meet all of the versions of you that could have been.
Lately I’ve been feelin’ like Guy Pearce from Memento.
Optimism in the face of logic.
Today it changes though.
A declaration if I may,
You as a human being owe it to whatever creator there is and to yourself to be as close to perfect as you can be.
That perfect is different for everyone.
Not everyone needs abs and biceps.
I however was put on this Earth as a warrior. I am not normal. I will not have a regular job. I will have those abs and biceps not because the public wants it but because I have been forged into an artist on spiritual level. What I am an artist of is violence. Not to be a street thug or anything like that, but to influence the masses of what martial arts are and to be a modern day gladiator.
I believe in that.
I believe in myself. I will be titled a champion. I am the greatest. If Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, and every single late 80’s and early 90’s action has taught me anything it’s that life is hard and unfair but if you preserver and know something I your heart and soul and are hungry till the day you die you will be a champion in this life.
#greatness #champion #warrior #gladiator #believe
I have strayed from the path. Over the last 6 months or so I have completely dismantled my regular life.
Grew hair…WHAT? I’ve had a buzz for over 8 years now.
Let my job managing the #1 Outback in the Carolinas slip away.
Failed to rehab my blown shoulder.
Wasted countless $$$ on crap.
Started doing less than legal activities to relieve “stress”.
Moved in with my grandmother….
Stopped training any martial arts.
It’s kind of sad really.
I even started drinking pop again!!
#life #rise #overcome #change #grow
I was having a conversation with my oldest friend the other day (old meaning the time we’ve known each other not that he is old) and I asked him what he wanted to do for a career probably for the first time ever. His reply,
"I don’t know….I just feel lik…I just know that I was put on this earth to create."
You never know when you walk amongst the next prophet that will shape this earth. Go ask your friends, family, and most importantly yourself what were you put on this earth to do?