Billy Schwer spent 20 years at the top of his field in arguably the most gruelling and demanding sport there is – Boxing. During his professional career he won British, Commonwealth, European and IBO World Boxing Titles. I had the pleasure in listening to a motivational presentation last night by Billy, he said the game of boxing is 80% mental and 20% physical, doesn’t that apply to life?
Life is about choices, you can choose how you react to events, it’s a conscious choice! Here are some areas that you can focus on for the choices in your life:
- You can choose where to be.
- You can choose how to act.
- You can choose who to trust.
- You can choose who to avoid.
- You can choose what to say and what to do.
- You can choose what to believe and choose what to say about yourself.
- You can choose what to say about others.
- You can choose what behaviour to have day-to-day
I have included below an extract from Billy’s blog on how to survive and thrive : http://www.billyschwer.com/blog.php?blog_id=25
For those who are new to this – this is the first of my Seven Principles, of how to Survive and Thrive, especially in today’s tough times, What does that mean to you? How can you choose to win when things don’t go your way?
When I was five years old my two older sisters Mandy and Lisa (11 and 8) used to torment me, slap me around and overpower me. They would sit on me and pin me down to the floor.
I used to get so upset, I would kick and scream trying to break free that I would hyperventilate and turn blue, I thought I was going to die. It was in that moment, I decided nobody was going to beat me, dominate me, hurt me or get on top of me – ever again; especially women. It was in that same moment I made an unconscious decision about myself; I’m weak, I can’t fight my sisters off so I must be weak – right?
So I then decided to become really tough to cover up and survive being weak, that is why I became a boxer, a fighter – someone everyone would see as strong and powerful.
Many people don’t think about the choices they make every day of their lives. They suffer a setback and they let it affect the rest of their day – sometimes the rest of their life. They don’t know that they have made an unconscious choice.
You always have a choice about the actions you take or indeed don’t take, the thoughts that affect you. So your partner had the hump this morning – do you spend the day resenting the way they treated you or decide that they deserve a treat to cheer them up? It’s a choice.
Every one of us makes choices throughout the day – you are the designer of your day; you create the day by consciously taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions – and results. Life by design, live a life that you have created.
If you let yourself create negative images of yourself, you’ll end up being who you think you are. Can you interrupt those thought patterns? Every entrepreneur has a belief in themselves and their abilities – and every person has the ability to believe in themselves – just choose.
Catch yourself at each moment when negative thoughts creep in and decide to succeed – no matter what.
Specialist in Mental – Physical – Nutritional Fitness