The myth of the undefeated man
Despite what Mayweather would have you believe, the undefeated man in is a myth. Mayweather was scared to lose to Pacquiao two years ago when they should have fought. What stopped him? The fear of losing, the fear of not being perfect.
This is not a post about Mayweather though, it is about your own inner demons. I have had guys tell me that they are scared to lose. Really? If you are scared to lose and never put yourself in situations in which it is a possibility, then you will never learn or challenge yourself.
Losing is learning, just as mistakes are our great teachers. Should you want to win at all times? HELL YEAH! But you need to know that it is impossible. All things and sports for that matter are really a competition with ourselves.
Trophies for everyone is one of the stupidest ideas ever because it teachers kids nothing. Life is not all roses and peaches. By rewarding everyone, you are robbing kids of one of the great lessons of sports. I have guys in the gym that refuse to push themselves to places they have never been before and it’s a pity, because at this point there is no more progress being made. I have had people not step out of their comfort zone for fear of not being able to handle the set. That’s bullshit…
You are gonna lose, but it is in these losses that you will become greater….