The Universe Is Watching When No One Is There

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses

Behind the lines,

In the gym,

And out there on the road,

Long before I dance under those lights.

Muhammed Ali

Applause can’t be your motivator.

As a wrestler, you train in seclusion, you live with social discipline, and you compete in an empty gym.

Applause can’t be your motivator.

The reasons why you compete must stem from the inside out, not the outside in.

There are no large crowds, no big media following, no social or professional pedestals for wrestlers.

But there is a deep inner worth.

In life after wrestling, applause can’t be your motivator.

For if it is, you will miss out on the most powerful dynamic,

The dynamic of secretly doing something for someone who has no way of repaying you.

When you do something for someone who can never repay you, and no one sees you do it, always remember, the Universe is watching.

And that is the greatest audience in the world.

For how others see you is not nearly as important as how the Universe sees you.

This is a sample chapter from the book

Wrestling Rules for Life

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