Knowledge will give you power,
But character respect.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines respect as,
“A deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”
If you, as a wrestler, do the work necessary to become successful, people involved in this sport will notice whether success is reached or not.
If you, as a wrestler, develop the qualities that are necessary to go to battle against adversity and your integrity in times of turmoil remains true, people involved in this sport will honor you.
If you are one of the lucky ones that achieve great things in this sport, the people in this sport will applaud you.
Understand achieving great things is measured by the distance from where you started to where you finished.
It is not measured by standing at the highest point on a podium for a few seconds.
Some of the greatest achievements in the sport of wrestling occur by those whose measured distance is unknown by others.
In those situations, you will earn the highest form of respect.
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