Walk the Talk

"What set Thomas Edison apart was that, with all his boundless exaggeration, he conveyed the feeling that he would succeed. No matter what the obstacles, he would pound away until they were demolished."

- Robert Conot

Remind You of Anyone?

Reading that quote above, do any boxers come to mind? When I first read it, I thought immediately of Floyd Mayweather Jr. I can't think of a recent boxer who has a bigger mouth than he does. While I think a good portion of it is acting to inflate ticket prices and pay per view views, he is extremely vocal (boundless exaggeration).

The thing is that unlike other boxers, Mayweather Jr. accomplishes what he says. He walks the talk. He dissects, disables, and pounds away until his opponents are demolished.

His fights are not terribly exciting for most people looking to watch two people pound each other bloody, but for someone who knows and respects boxing for the strategy it entails, few boxers achieve his level of technical mastery.

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Can you imagine what a world would be like where people worked tirelessly to live up to what comes out of their mouths?

I think it would be an amazing place. Especially for those of us who would dare to dream, and exaggerate about what could be. If saying it, means following through with it, the world would be a lot quieter.

Think about your own actions:

  • Do you talk about how you should be going to the gym, or are you actually going to the gym?
  • Do you talk about what you should be eating, or are you actually putting meal plans in place and planning what you are eating?
  • Are you doing the things you like to exaggerate about?

If you aren't, then maybe it's time you took a look in the mirror and decided to hold yourself accountable for what you say. Don't limit yourself, exaggerate all you want - but then follow through to make those exaggerations a reality. Your life and everyone's around you will be all the better for it.  Boxon.

    Coach Aaron

    Coach Aaron founded Commando Boxing in 2003. When he's not boxing, he's running ultramarathons or using data science/blockchains to create mixed reality HoloLens applications.

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