I have some good stuff for you here. Just a few lessons I must share with you.
I know we all have role models. My biggest role models are my parents. They are and will always be the #1 role models in my life and I love them more than anything. They have always worked very hard; to this day they are still going strong. I can always remember them working long hours. On top of that, they also had to look after myself and my older brother. We definitely didn’t make it easy for them. Both of us were little shits (I think he was worse than me…but that is debatable!)
I guess there is a lesson here. Hard Work Works! There is not much more I can say about this other than to just get used to putting your head down and working your ass off. If you are not willing to work hard for whatever it is you want, don’t expect to get it. Hard work is a part of life so expect it, accept it, and just get it done!
Another Lesson here is to always Stay Hungry. With this, my parents always told me to keep pushing forward. Even if you reach the top, just know that there’s always going to be someone out there that’s better than you. Whether this be true or not, that’s the mindset you must have. Don’t get lazy, stay hungry. The main message with this is to never think you’re “too good”. The day you decide you’re “too good” will be the day you get worse. Try to always keep moving forward.
The last lesson here has to be – RESPECT. My parents are the most genuine, kind and caring people I know. This goes for other people I have in my life as well. My brother and my wife. My wife always puts other people first, because she really gives a F@$k about other people. She never thinks about herself first, and I respect her big time for that. I think its super important to always look out for people around you.
This is why I love my job. Everyday I am helping loads of people get better at life.
I look at it this way. When you live and act as such, RESPECT will come back to your way. It’s the way it all goes.
By: Matt Jones, InnerFight Performance Coach