1: DO NOT FEAR FAILURE:
The successful fail more times than the unsuccessful, fact!
It’s just that the successful are willing to fail. The fear of failure is the biggest threat to everyone’s progression. The successful use it to inspire themselves, but unfortunately for most the fear prevents them.
Don’t fear failure, expect it; that way you can learn and improve.
2: ADOPT THE “CAN DO” ATTITUDE:
Winners don’t make excuses, winners do not say “I can’t do that”.
Winners focus on winning, and say “I can do that, and if I can’t do that today, I will work to do it in the future”.
3: BE PASSIONATE, OBSESSED AND DETERMINED:It’s next to impossible to enjoy all aspects of training, some drills are simply more enjoyable than others. I mean who really enjoys burpees as part of the warm-up?
The point is to stay passionately determined about the goal and enjoying the journey.
4: SET GOALS, ACHIEVE GOALS, SET MORE GOALS.Just because you’re doing more doesn’t mean you’re getting more done. The only way to know how much you’re getting done is by goal setting.
Here at Valour Strike each and every one of us has our own goals. We have 3 categories of goals; training goals, personal goals and brand goals. Then twice a year we review these goals to see if any of them have been achieved, tick them off or ask the question why not? Then add new goals.
5: RISE TO THE CHALLENGE:
Anything worth having does not come easy.
Every goal that we set is a challenge or at least should be, otherwise, we're training within our comfort zone. And nothing ever changed or improved whilst operating within our comfort zone.
6: BE SELF-DISCIPLINED AND CONSISTENT (AVOID PROCRASTINATION):
If you can’t rely on yourself who can you rely on?
No one is going to do it for you. Those days when there are a million excuses not to train, but you manage to are the real difference makers.
Self-discipline is an unstoppable skill that all winners have.
7: THE HARDER WE TRAIN, THE LUCKIER WE FIGHT
People say things like “That’s a lucky punch”, but what they fail to acknowledge is that lucky punch has been relentlessly practiced over and over again.
How many times do you think Connor threw his “lucky” punch in training before it landed in the ring?
It wasn’t luck, it was hard work that created the perfect punch…. NOT LUCK!
There is no substitute for hard work!
8: LEARN, PERFECT, REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT.
Repetition really is the key to success within the combat world.
When Ali learnt his glorious jab, he perfected it. Then he repeated it over and over again. Every day that jab got that little bit faster, that little bit more accurate, that little bit more useful.
*An interesting fact is that Muhammad Ali’s jab was recorded at 4/100 of a second, which is literally a blink of an eye.
9: BE OPEN TO CHANGE, LISTEN TO IMPROVE:
Just because one method has worked well does not mean that the method will work forever. The ability to listen and absorb information is the strongest skill of any successful athlete.
We see fighters enter the ring alone, but they didn’t get to that level alone. They have a team of specialist that offer advice, guidance and support and the fighter listens.
10: RESPECT OTHERS: EVERY PRO STARTED OUT AS A BEGINNER.
The hardest part of any journey is the start.
The fear of walking into the gym, a boxing club or an MMA team can overwhelm or deter people from trying it out.
However once the fear of walking in is conquered, and you actually get in, you will be pleasantly surprised. Remember that every single person there wasn’t born that way, they worked for the results you can see.
They all started as beginners and acquired a vast amount of knowledge on the way.