The Title Blog. It applies to more than just stepping into a ring or onto a dojo floor. The whole post may be read here.
Let’s be real. Not everyone is capable of
being a fighter. It may be in everyone’s DNA, but without that everyday
exposure to their survival instincts they lose touch and that
natural mind/body connection gets lost. What it takes, physically and
mentally to fight, becomes foreign and feels awkward. They may try,
practice and want to fight, but just don’t have what it takes.
Everyone was born with an inherent ability to fight for survival, but
not everyone was born to be a competitive boxer.
Sure, most anyone can learn to “box” to varying degrees of success
and aspire to call themselves boxers, but in the ring and in the gym you
have to prove yourself worthy of being able to call yourself a real fighter.
So here it is….completely subjective, without judgment or malice….just
keeping it real. Ask yourself if these sound like you. Answer honestly
and objectively and the self-analysis could be worthwhile and could even
change how you approach the sport.
The Top Ten Signs that Say “I am a Real Fighter.”
1. I show up.
2. I make weight.
3. I conduct myself like a professional in and out of the ring.
4. I honor the gym and the people in it.
5. I keep my word.
6. I have heart.
7. I have a vision for my career.
8. I have my priorities straight.
9. I don’t have a sense of entitlement.
10. I don’t quit easily.