Train Harder

“If you work hard in training, the fight is easy.” -Manny Pacquiao

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant were infamous for the insane work ethic they exhibited practice after practice, day after day, year after year.  The championships and accolades were the outcome of the constant effort.

The Chinese martial artists have a saying: sweat more in practice, bleed less in battle. 

When I was working towards my CFP exam, I would listen to tax code on my headset while running on the treadmill at 5:00 am and study after my martial arts class at 9:00 pm while exhausted.  The exam was easy because I pushed hardest when I had the least left.

Ed Myllet talks about “1 more”, of doing one more rep or call or pushup or problem when you say you are done or have hit the goal, because the extra bit of effort compounded is what separates champions.

Train harder and win your fight easily.