by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer”
A few months ago I was at the IMPRESS ME Sports facility with Calvin Hodge and I purchased a wristband that read Don’t Complain…COMPETE! This inspired me to think about The 7 Things that we will gain if we just COMPETE.
C is for Confidence. The more you train to be at your best you will start to see great results when you are in the game. When you see for yourself that you are able to compete with the best that is out there it will instill confidence in you.
O is for Others. As you gain more confidence others will find ways to use your talents and put you in more positions to grow and become great. Even boxers, golfers and tennis players have others with them and behind them so never forget that it takes a team to build up your dream.
M is for Motivation. When you start to see the light that you can become you know that there is a tunnel for you to travel through. Always wake up with the will to get the most out of your skill. Not everyone has the same talent but everyone has the opportunity to get the same results.
P is for Purpose. The more you play the game or give back to your industry the more you will learn what wakes you up and why you even want to keep on keeping on. The less you complain and the more you train the more your purpose in life will have the opportunity to gain.
E is for Endurance. When you know your purpose more times than not you are more than willing to give it all you got to make or keep your spot. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. always says “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” Even when you see a stop sign it does not mean it is a symbol for you to stop what you are doing forever.
T is for Test. Any scholar or athlete that wakes up motivated with a purpose is going to be hard to beat once they put their feet on concrete. The more you are prepared and willing to make it happen the more tests that you will pass with flying colors. There are levels for you to climb and each step you take up the mountain the closer you will be to reach your peak.
E is for Excellence. How great do you want to be? Are you the champion that you want the world to see? Ex is in the world excellence because along the way you will have to ex out people, places and things that you used to do that stand in the way of your breakthrough. Raise your arms in the air like Rocky. You started out as a beginner and now you are a winner.
The next time you get ready to complain, think about this lesson and COMPETE.