Some people get backed into a corner and crumble, while others fight their way out, but EVERYONE has a choice. And it’s never too late. Becoming a fighter will benefit you in more ways than one.
You will gain confidence, happiness and self-belief. These things will take you to places that no amount of money can take you to.
The first step to becoming a fighter is to know where you want to be and what you want to achieve. To become a fighter you need to be perfectly clear about these two things before anything else.
As you embark on your journey, you’ll begin to find out exactly who you are and the world will unravel for you.
You will encounter ups and downs throughout your journey but it’s all part of becoming a fighter, to never give up even in the most dire circumstances.
Nervousness, self-doubt and fear are all natural human emotions and even the toughest of fighters come face to face with them. The ability to handle and overcome them is what pushes them to the top.
To become a fighter, brute strength is not enough. As a matter of fact, your mentality plays a much bigger part than any of your physical attributes. It’s been proven time and time again that it doesn’t matter how strong you are, what’s more important is how much heart and smarts you have.
If you’re a victim or have ever been a victim of bullying, then you will have more desire to become a fighter. Bullies are usually mentally weak or have some issues that causes them to target who they think is weak. You can prove them otherwise.
Some of the greatest contributors to society have been bullied at some point in their life. It’s the reason why they’ve reach such great heights while their bully have faded into obscurity.
Success is the best revenge and only by having the courage to become a fighter will you get to your success. Check out our section on how to combat bullying.
The mind is a terrible thing to waste. It’s also the most important attribute of a fighter, more than anything else. Without a strong mindset, everything other part of your body has no purpose.
You could be the smallest person in the playground up against the biggest bully, and if your mind is stronger than theirs, then you’ll topple them. Sometimes without even having to resort to any physical violence, but just by standing your ground, you’ve already won half the battle.
Professional fighters in combat sports will often tell you that 90% of a fight is mental, and the rest is physical. This theory has been proven to be true time and time again. Access our Mental Strength section for more.
How physical abilities also play a major factor when you strive to become a fighter. This doesn’t mean how much weight you can bench, because that’s often useless in a physical confrontation. Endurance, flexibility, reflexes, technique and strength are all contributing factors of a complete fighter. Check out our Fitness section to find out how you can improve.
How do you reach your goals without motivation? The answer is you can’t. Some people can easily motivate themselves while others find it hard to get up for something.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can improve your motivation and they’re often them simplest methods. Find out that one thing that could trigger the spark and transform you from a lazy couch potato to an unbreakable workhorse.
To get the most out of your training, I highly recommend the following articles:
► How to Increase Punching Power
► 10 Tips to Improve Boxing Footwork
► Boxing Basics
► Top 10 Best Heavy Punching Bags
► Top 10 Best Boxing Gloves