I just started a new job last week. My boss gave us the same speech that every good wrestling coach ever gave me. It went some thing like this, " this job is not going to be easy. I expect you to work your tail off. You are to work a mandatory 50 hrs a week but I expect you to work more. If you are willing to work ridiculously hard, this could be a great deal for you. If you aren't than, I'm sorry, this just isn’t the place for you."
I hesitate to tell people in the MMA world the extent of my commitment to this job for fear they just won't understand. People keep saying, "oh that sucks, so you are done fighting right? I mean there is no way that you can do both." I just shake my head and say to myself, "Oh you of little faith, you just don’t understand, I can do ALL thing through Christ, not just what everyone else thinks is possible."
Every day since I started work I have had amazing training at night. My office has a full shower and locker room so when fight camp comes I can run on my lunch breaks to get my cardio in. It is possible to be great at both.
I intend to fight and to work. And I intend to be great at both, God willing. I feel that God has called me to be a fighter. MMA gives me a great platform to show the world the power of Christ. I also feel God has called me to do big things in the world of business. Business will give me a great opportunity to give back and provide for kingdom building causes.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that this world is filled with small thinkers. If you are crazy like me and try to something so big, so hard that people don’t understand, don’t listen to the doubters. Just shake your head and say to your self, "you just don’t understand. I am energized by He in whom ALL things are possible."