Excerpt from Fighting Your Demons 2020 edition
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” (Mohammed Ali)
Courage, Determination, and Will
These three words hold the keys to all personal power. When you can understand these words and see how much of each you have in your life, you will be able to conquer anything you want. You will be unstoppable, sensational, and masterful. All three qualities complement each other perfectly, and when they work in unison, you have the ingredients for greatness. Let’s break them down, understand what they mean, and see how we can get more of in our lives.
We can also describe courage as bravery, valour, guts, nerve, fearlessness, and spirit, to mention but a few. It means having the spirit to do new things and stepping up to the mark when challenged. When you master your courage, you can recognise fear and go forth to meet it head on.
Regarding boxing and boxing training, you will need loads of courage—especially if you are going to get in the boxing ring and battle for glory. Even getting to a boxing gym to start your training can take a great deal of courage. Hey, even just getting off your butt and doing some training will take loads of courage for some people.
There are an enormous number of reasons that people will lack the courage actually to get training. The fear of having to change or even going into an environment where you start off being one of the least fit or coordinated people in the gym can be too daunting.