WARNING: NOT Work / Family Safe
I am shocked.... sometimes disappointed..... sometimes disgusted.... sometimes sick to my stomach..... when I see people who have NO passion for anything in life.
It confuses me. I don't know how that can happen to someone or how they allow it to happen to themselves.
I get sick to my stomach when I see athletes, coaches, parents who don't care if they win or lose in the sports they compete in. Because I KNOW we ALL have potential to be Great if we choose to WORK for it & EARN it.
There are too many people going through the motions, merely existing and NOT truly Living. This is NOT fair to yourself and if you are in a position of authority, such as a Coach, administrator, etc then you are letting down hundreds and even thousands.
Many people tell me to STOP caring so much. I have tried, but it never works. This is me.
I am Passionate & often times intense. I GENUINELY CARE about seeing others succeed.
So when I saw these videos below for the first time, I truly felt like I connected with someone who also Cared. Who was also Intense. These are Videos of The Ultimate Warrior.
I recall seeing his "Injection of Inspiration" Videos for the first time & I suddenly felt like I no longer had to hide my intensity and passion. I felt that it was acceptable to be ALL in.
People Forget to Realize That Opportunity Comes As Fast As It Goes.
[youtube width="640" height="390"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veYR3ZC9wMQ[/youtube]
Maybe that's THE problem nowadays.... "play" the sport.... VS "LIVE" the sport.
Punch the clock at work instead of going above and beyond.
Being a GREAT parent instead of being too tired or too busy all the time.
If you're gonna GO for something, GO FULL FORCE. 2nd best or "good enough" should not be part of your thoughts, let alone your vocabulary.
A business man I know said something while being interviewed, regarding all the cry baby whiners who aren't succeeding in this world.... "America has gotten soft...."
He was referring to people who don't want to hustle or work their tails off to get where they want and to achieve what they want. SOFT.
"Don't fight the way you want to. You must fight the way you NEED to." - words from Ohio State University Wrestling Coach, Tom Ryan.
The Ultimate Warrior was around when I was a kid, and as you can see through the videos below, he STILL lives and breathes what he does, compared to those who SAY they want something, The Ultimate Warrior DOES what he says he Wants. It is NOT an act.
Wanting and Doing are two VERY different things.
Before you watch these videos, be careful of making the excuse and saying that all this is for entertainment.
Is it REALLY just entertainment? This man has been around since I was in elementary school, about 30 years..... 30 years later, looks like he has a NASTY basement set up for his training and hasn't lost his edge one bit.
Living the Code?
[youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJXI5r_rAtg[/youtube]
[youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-FImJA7ZjE[/youtube]
[youtube width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI13PqNrPdA[/youtube]
Go ahead and drop your comments below. Comments on your passion, your commitment and why you do what you do.
* AFTER NOTE *
Since writing this blog post, The Ultimate Warrior has passed away.
To describe our relationship and my memories of The Warrior are almost impossible. My heart actually feels broken, I have regrets of communications left unfinished.
Again, another reminder to live life fully every day.
RIP Warrior Man, I will miss you every day, from the heart.
[youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCpQXqEI7EE[/youtube]
[youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ecxAmajV3c[/youtube]
Live the Code.