“No Respect” by Zach Even-Esh
I watch lots of biographies on TV and love to read biographies and autobiographies. I probably read Arnold’s ‘Education of a Bodybuilder’ over 100 times while in high school alone. I read it many more times after high school.
I kept RE-signing it out of the school library to make sure the other kids weren’t learning Arnold’s secrets of strength and muscle building, ha ha. I filled out countless library cards with my name for 2 years straight for that book alone.
These documentaries and biographies remind me of something constantly: The BIG success stories always overcome LOTS of adversity. LOTS of it….. Emphasis on the world LOTS.
It doesn’t mean we HAVE to struggle, but, for some strange reason it tends to come with the territory more often than not. You think you’ve got it rough? Likely you don’t….
“Sometimes you gotta say what the f—-. I’ve gotta go to Iowa.”
So go to your “Iowa”. Whatever it is, or wherever it is…sometimes you have to say “what the f—-. I’ve gotta go to Iowa.”
This will be quick.
Sometimes you gotta say what the f—-. I’ve gotta go to Iowa.
Too many times in my life I haven’t been given the opportunity to do something, and then I complain about it for the next however many years. I complain about not having had good coaching, or good workout partners. And I complain about being tech-falled twice in a row at freestyle nationals as a result.
Now I’ve got an opportunity to actually do something about it. My only excuse is that I’m a little old to be doing this at this point. The window is closing. I’m 24. I’ve got maybe 4 good years left to wrestle. So everyone is saying don’t do it, you shouldve done it when you were 18, keep plugging away at a career instead of trying to re-live your youth.
And that’s my excuse for not doing it—that the window is closing.
Isn’t that a reason for doing it?
I’ve dreamt about doing this, and…and I should just do it.
I’m afraid of f—ing up. But I’m more afraid of not doing it.