I saw this video about 5 months ago and it really had a profound effect on me. A few weeks before seeing this video I had to make some big decisions about my future, and I did what I had to do. I decided that if I was really going to throw away a lot of things in life to follow my dreams than I really better make the most of it.
As a current college student, my focus shifted from girls and partying, to studying hard and busting my ass in training every night. I have tried to only do things that would better me as a person, a student, and as a fighter. I have maintained a strict diet, only eating the best things possible and drastically cutting back on the alcohol consumption. I believe this video has definitely had an effect on the big changes that have come about. I honestly want to follow my career path as bad as I want to breathe when I am stuck in a deep choke, and it is showing. This summer I will be out of the country working at a prestigious government embassy on a student internship with diplomatic security, and I have had nothing but success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing fights lately. With the semester coming to an end, it is looking like I will have straight A’s for the first time in my college career.
I have another BJJ tournament coming up this weekend, so as I was watching this once again to make sure I have not lost sight of what is important, I thought I would share it with those who have yet to see it. If you take a minute to be honest with yourself and think about if you are doing everything in life to achieve what you truly want the most, you can accomplish most anything.