“I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world.” – Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is not only the baddest man on the planet, he is also one of the smartest.
Most people see Mike as an idiotic barbarian but those people are unwashed, half-baked assholes.
His knowledge on history and spirituality is incredibly impressive. His street smarts are unparalleled. But today I want to talk about PERSEVERING. And use Mike Tyson’s words as a way to make my point.
We should all aspire to be like the best qualities of Mike Tyson.
Aggressiveness. Brutality. Compassion. Faithfulness to God. Humility in old age.
Sounds like the perfect man to me.
“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” – Mike Tyson
When Mike Tyson grew up, he had nothing. He was a broke ass street bum who hustled and assaulted his way into opportunity. He came from the shits, his mother was a hooker and he was a booze fiend that was most likely gonna end up shot in the NY streets.
All he knew was fighting. But he didn’t even know he could box. That is until he met famed boxing trainer Cus D’Amato who convinced him to do so at a young age after which he adopted him, seeing the raw talent this random street kid had impressed him so much that he was determined to create a champion out of him. The spirit of the warrior was already in his soul.
Besides being a genetic freak, his work ethic was remarkable. He once broke his back during fight camp because he did 2,000 fucking sit ups. Yeah.
“This championship, this was the stuff I dreamt of all my life, and I wasn’t gonna be denied.” – Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson went after his goals like a motherfucking hitman with a ticking clock. He wanted it and he wanted it fast, and he did it. Fast.
Youngest world champ in boxing history.
Made huge amounts of money.
Shattered box office records.
Had a harem of women.
That street kid went from zero to hero.
“That’s what people respect, the fact that I wasn’t a chump that laid on his back and gave up.” – Mike Tyson
Cus D’Amato told Mike Tyson all the time that his destiny was to rule the world until Mike believed it fully.
And then when he did, there was no stopping him.
Believe in yourself and go devour the world.
That’s what I wanna do.