I’m so proud of this man. Here’s how to overcome adversity!
A great footballer that I used to be on the same team as,
Here was his message to me last week, he has agreed for me to share it with you:
“Aware that I’m still a little bit heavy for football,
I’ve been doing extra fitness sessions in the local park.
Modelled on our old manager’s workout- burpees, press-ups, sit-ups etc.
High Intensity Interval Training stuff.
Anyway, about mid-way through the set, some local lads come over and start mocking the way I’m doing the burpees
Which admittedly wouldn’t be my favourite exercise.
So, I stood watching them for a few moments.
And then I thought,
“Well, I’m not going to let anyone make me feel bad about trying to improve myself”
So I powered through and finished my sets.
I don’t think I would have been capable of that a few years ago, or even last year, when I was injured, overweight and tbh, feeling pretty sorry for myself.
Anyway, I get your bite-size motivational emails and these definitely help, so thanks for that.”
End of awesome message 💪💪
Way to go bud!
This story brings a quote to mind from a founder of Taiji, an ancient Chinese martial art:
When a worthless scholar hears the Tao, he laughs boisterously at it.
Most people who are laughing are hiding behind a veneer which is fear to try themselves!
Happy Thursday to you all 😊
Declan ‘Proud’ Treanor