Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Muay Thai Minute: Part 1

In the first installment of "The Muay Thai Minute" we will be discussing the personal path, setting and achieving goals, and using muay Thai as a vehicle to push yourself forward.

First, I want to start off by saying that whether we realize or not, we are all on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. No matter your religion, background, race, gender, or age we are all in some way shaping our own lives and those around us through the choices we make, people we surround ourselves with, and paths we choose to walk. Put yourself in positive places with positive faces and get positive results. Put yourself in negative places with negative faces and, you guessed it, you get negative results. Like attracts like.

If you already found yourself a good muay Thai gym then your already on your way or have been for some time now. Next time you are at your gym I want you to look around, take a good look at the people around you. Whether they be fellow teammates, fighters, or trainers, they all have one thing in common. Setting and achieving goals. It could be for fitness or fighting, to master your life or help someone master theirs. No matter what your goal may be keep in mind not only to train muay Thai but be muay Thai, don't just do the technique, become the technique. Take your training to a higher ground each day. Add 10 more sit-ups, run another half mile, do 5 extra pull-ups.

Life should be about mastering your self, your body, and your mind. Use Thai boxing as the vehicle to push yourself closer to who you envision yourself as. What you accomplish inside the gym will eventually carry itself over to other parts of your life. Dream big. Live big.

"If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?"
Lord Chesterfield