When it feels like your head is going to explode from the effort it takes to be your best. When your legs are screaming at your mind and your mind is screaming back at your legs. When your head is dizzy from the effort it takes to remain conscious enough to keep going. That’s what it takes to be the best in the world.
It takes years of obsession, of sacrifice, of debate and taking chances, of going against the grain and beating yourself up every day out there to be better than you were yesterday.
It takes being laughed at, doubted, it takes overcoming every bit of doubt you have about your ability and then some.
It`ll take you to hell and back and spit you out the other end stronger, faster, smarter. It takes more than brawn, more than brawling ability. The ability to make the right move, at the right time, given the circumstance and the moment.
This counts for sport, for work, for any skill you wish to be the best at. Anything you want to excel at. The world is tired of average. Exceptional is being rewarded like never before. What are you exceptional at? Passionate about? What do you read about in your spare time? Focus your efforts and be exceptional at your passion. It’s the fastest way to real happiness.
Don’t be good. Don’t be great. Be unbelievable, completely over deliver and then make sure you do it regularly.