It’s All About Hard Work
“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist; we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I’m not talented, I am obsessed.” –Conor McGregor
I have to admit, I did not like Conor McGregor when I first started hearing bits and pieces of audio from him. For any of you who do not know, Conor McGregor is a professional UFC fighter. While I may not know a ton about UFC, I have never been able to take the loud mouth cocky shtick that comes along with him. However, after reading this quote, I may be coming around.
I’m a sucker for this stuff. I have said on multiple occasions that I will take the person who works the hardest over the person with the most raw talent any day of the week. Of course, this quote just speaks to talent in general…if you’re 5’11” no matter how hard you work you will never be 6’ 6”. Talent, though, is created from hard work, coaching, and overall mental ability.
Do you think that some of the best players, fighters, and the like got that way by just waking up one morning and saying “whelp, I think I’m going to play professional baseball today”? No, of course not. They worked their butts off, found the right coaches, maybe had a lucky break here or there, but for the most part, worked harder than the guys who didn’t make it.
This is no different for any of you. You could be anyone if you put in the time and the hard work. You all may come from different backgrounds and be at different points in your lives. However, there is no reason you can’t build up to the point where you can do 2 minutes straight of burpees without stopping or finish the 12 pains of Christmas two times through. Depending on where you are, it may take a little more time or a little more effort, but it certainly doesn’t have to do with any predetermined factor.
You want it? You want to be healthy? You want to lose weight? You want to be super fit? You want to fit into a certain piece of clothing? Well guess what, that takes hard work almost to the point of obsession. So don’t think this person is just lucky or that person is not, it’s all about how hard you work and how bad you want it.
Make it happen!
– Coach Adam