I'm the Worst Thai Fighter
I had a terrible session in the Muay Thai gym yesterday.
Maybe it’s the lack of sleep or just “one of those days”, but I felt completely exhausted the entire session.
Like most over achievers, I am overly critical myself. As soon as Tyler (my trainer) gave me the standard “you’re done” fist pump, I stumbled immediately to the bench and bent over in exhaustion.
Out of all the Muay Thai fighters in the gym I hang out with, I remember thinking “I’m the worst one here.”
Which might be true … but then this morning I read something that reminded me to keep my head held high.
I stumbled over to Seth Godin’s blog, as I do many mornings, and I discovered a recent post he wrote. I’ll quote it below …
The worst golfer in town came in last in the club tournament.
Actually, that’s not true. The worst golfer didn’t even enter.
Well, that’s not true either. The worst golfer doesn’t even play.
The worst Thai fighter in town, doesn’t even show up to the gym. The worst Thai fighter in town, doesn’t push through the training sessions where he / she feels like shit and is on the verge of puking the entire time. The worst Thai fighter in town doesn’t try.
It made me feel good. Aside from my traveling, I’ve showed up to the gym every Tuesday and every Friday for months. I feel good about that.
In reality, it’s the sessions where we feel the worst that we need the most.
It’s a reminder for next time that I can do it, because I’ve done it before.
Have a great day. Talk to you tomorrow. :)