I happen to be a big fan of contact sports. My favorite being boxing. As a young man, I didn’t fight. I was big for my age sp people didn’t bother me. I have friends and associates who were fighters. Boxing and MMA was their expertise. I have seen good fight and bad fights, big fights and little fights. I write to inform you that the biggest fight you’ll ever have is the fight in your mind.
A physical fight is temporal. You are able to recover from minor injuries. The fight that does the most damage is the mental one. If you lose a physical fight, you suffer damage to your body. If you lose a mental fight, you suffer damage to your life. That’s what I want to focus on. The mental fight that we all do battle with.
When a fighter is losing bad, his corner looks to throw in the towel. They want to protect him from further harm. His corner understands that the more punishment he takes, the more serious the pain. When you go through a mental fight, you will also have to go through some pain. No one likes to go through pain, nevertheless, pain is a part of the process. For some people, the pain is too much so they throw in the towel. I write to inform you to keep on fighting. Don’t throw in the towel.
There are times in our lives, where we feel like throwing in the towel. Perhaps you’re a business person. You are spending money on advertising and no one is clicking on your ads. You couldn’t generate a lead if your life depended on it. Maybe people who said they loved you, turned their backs and walked away. It’s in times like this where people throw in the towel. Keep fighting. don’t throw in the towel. This fight is a good fight. It’s not over until you win! Keep going the distance! Keep your back off the ropes! Faint the jab, through a straight right hand! Follow up with a left hook to life! Work your combinations! Tuck your chin down, keep your hands up! When life starts giving you trouble, block and move! Roll with the punches! Don’t give up! Stay in the pocket! Counter punch, side step!
In conclusion, keep on fighting, don’t throw in the towel. Do not focus on how things are. Focus on how you want things to be. Every physical thing can be taken away from you. One thing that can’t be taken, is your hope. As long as you believe that there is a God in heaven and you are willing to fight, there is always hope. keep fighting. Don’t throw in the towel.
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