Feeling discouraged by your recent losses in competition… Almost as if you’re never going to win?
Well, then you should look up to Clinton Terry, the first blind BJJ black belt from New Zealand. He lost his first 40 fights – and he did not quit.
Terry shared a part of his story on a recent social media post:
The question has been asked: how did I get my black belt as a blind person?
The answer is simple. I DID NOT QUIT.
I lost my first 40 fights and I did not quit. I had people telling me I could not make it and I did not quit. It took 7 years to get my first national title I did not quit.
It took me 6 world champs to get a medal but I did not quit.
90 seconds in to my shark tank Monday I was kneed in the face and started bleeding. I was asked if I wanted to stop but I did not because I hate quitting so rolled 19 minutes bleeding the whole time.
The end message? If you want to succeed, not quitting is most important:
If you have a big dream do not listen to doubters. Go chase it as hard as you can and do not quit!
As for my black belt I do feel like an impostor, but at the end of the day it was not my choice and I respect that three people who made that decision.
So, I am going to enjoy the ride keep learning and guess what I will not quit!
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