If you ask me what the number one ingredient to success is, I wouldn’t tell you it’s determination, drive or even hard work. Don’t get me wrong – those are all extremely important and fundamental factors that pave the way to success.
For any serious fighter, having the chance to train and fight full-time is a dream come true. But how do you get to that point?
Training and fighting has it’s obvious physical benefits, like weight loss and lean muscle gain. But what about the benefits that you don’t see?
It wasn’t long ago that I first came to know of a man named Dieselnoi. My partner Kodee, who trains me, is a deep enthusiast of traditional Muaythai legends and would often tell me about the legacy of great fighters like Namsaknoi, Samkor, and Samart Payakaroon. Essentially, it was him who brought Dieselnoi to my attention.
How far would you go to become a champion? Would you do what’s necessary to succeed, or would you let the temptation of comfortable living get the better of you?
Do you sometimes wonder why you’re slower than usual during a training session? Do you often feel great one week and terrible the next? Chances are this could all be related to your physiology, and if that’s the case, you may not know your body as well as you think.
I’m writing this post because a friend of mine is going through a burnout phase. She’s an elite athlete (not a fighter), and when I bumped into her the other day I could see in her eyes the same look I had a few years ago.