With all the politics….

Posted: April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

With all the craziness surrounding the Presidential Election this week, it makes for a prime moment to stop and reflect about something that we probably don’t think about enough.  And that’s “Liberty”.  For those on a quest in this life to “be great” at something, whether that’s a wrestler, or a student, or a professional, there is a different mindset with those who achieve “greatness” and for those who settle on “middle-class”.  We often quote author, Steve Siebold.   His book the “177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class”, is our “go to book” in our own house.    In his book he has a section in it titled, “The World Class Loves Liberty”, and its worth mentioning.

Steve talks in this section about how,

While the middle class may take their liberties for granted, the world class sees it as one of their greatest assets.  Liberty: the right to act, believe or express yourself in a manner of your choosing.  The great ones know their opportunity to become great begins with the freedom to choose and create their own destiny.   The middle class consciousness doesn’t hold liberty in such high regard, because they don’t believe they have much to lose.   They are unaware that their liberty, combined with their ability to upgrade their programming, has the potential to catapult them into world class.   As a result they remain mentally bound to mediocrity.

So ask yourself, “am I taking full advantage of the liberty that is yours”?    Each one of us, on our quest for greatness has that to consider.   If you want to be great at the sport of wrestling, don’t have a mediocre mindset.  As Steve Siebold points out, “The middle class are searching the world for gold, not recognizing it is right in their own backyard.”    So be different, choose your destiny, pay your dues, do the work, and stop looking all over for the “better solution”.  The difference between being mediocre and great begins and ends with you!

Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it”  -George Bernard Shaw

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