Be indefatigable in achieving your goals!
Going to Maui for the Leave it on the Floor bboy competition truly taught me the power of being unstoppable in your endeavors. Due to my work schedule, I almost didn’t embark on this exciting adventure because I had to squeeze the flights on my working days. This meant severe sleep deprivation was to be expected during this weekend. Since Maka, my partner, and I trained exceedingly hard though, I was not going to let my day job stop me from this competition.
During the competition we were more than prepared; training for weeks previously and really tiring ourselves out on a daily basis to prepare for this competition of endurance. Battle after battle we trudged on, and when a mishap in the schedule caused the promoters to rush the rest time in between battles, doubt began to sink in our minds during the final battle we had to participate in. After finishing a grueling 45 minute 7-to smoke competition, we were thrown into the final battle with fierce competition.
I vividly remember the pep talk I had with Maka for the battle. We both had vocalized how incredibly tired we were, and how this was the most exhausted we’ve ever felt. After getting those doubts out of our way, I remember our talk. “Imagine the regret we would have if we didn’t give this last battle everything. Imagine all of the work we put into preparing for this competition. It’s just one more round and we achieve what we set out to do. We trained too hard to stop now!” Thinking about the countless hours of training gave us confidence, and we were able to finish the battle with a fervor that was greater than all of the earlier battles.
In conclusion, we ended up winning the competition and walked away with the great memories of what happened. We had a new found appreciation for having a specific goal, and we understood that obsessive hard work does pay off. Be indefatigable in your pursuits, and you can accomplish goals that are bigger than your circumstances. Believe in the pain and suffering you endured previously, and you will gain exceptional confidence in your capabilities!