How excited are you about the prospect of training hard… Really hard – just in order to become very good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And what about training extremely hard, day in and day out, to become a champion?
Well, Romulo Barral emphasizes that if you aren’t excited about this idea, you’ll never become successful. “Wanting” something isn’t enough:
To be honest, I haven’t listened to many people. I’ve listened to what my heart used to tell me. I’ve listened to what used to come from inside of me… So I think that when we want something – it’s not just about wanting!
You have to be willing to put in the work:
“I wanna be rich, I wanna be a millionaire – but I don’t want to work to be a millionaire.” Then you won’t be a millionaire. “Oh, I wanna be a Jiu-Jitsu champion, but I don’t want to be training hard to be a Jiu-Jitsu champion.” Then you won’t be a Jiu-Jitsu champion.
Barral believed in himself, his drive, and even though he made mistakes – he kept moving forward:
What I wanted used to come from the inside. It was intense, it was real. Nobody could take that away from me. So everything I used to do, I used to believe that it was the right path.
Did I make mistakes? Oh my God… Millions of them during my career. Could I have gone the easier path? Of course.
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