What’s your biggest fear coming into a boxing gym?
Most people think it’s getting hit. It isn’t. It’s hitting someone else. If you hit me, I’ll live with it. If I hit you, I have to live with myself. Everybody knows what they can’t do. It’s what they can do that scares them.
Fear is the great motivator. We’re physically wired for it. Fight, flight, freeze or faint. Pick one. Then train for it.
Boxing isn’t fighting. One is a sport, the other is an instinct. We take behaviors and turn them into habits, then we take those habits and turn them into new instincts.
Everybody has two identities – the one you’re born with and the one you live with. Who you are is not who you were. Every fighter has a ring name. What’s yours?