“Achieving greatness is a long and arduous battle that I fight every day. Fighting is how I succeed. I don’t just mean inside a 750-square-foot cage or within the confines of a 64-square-meter mat. Life is a fight from the minute you take your first breath to the moment you exhale your last. You have to fight the people who say it can never be done. You have to fight the institutions that put up the glass ceilings that must be shattered. You have to fight your body when it tells you it is tired. You have to fight your mind when it tells you it is tired. You have to fight systems that are put in place to disrupt you and obstacles that are put in place to discourage you. You have to fight because you can’t count on anyone else fighting for you. And you have to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves. To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it.
I learned how to fight and how to win. Whatever your obstacles, whoever or whatever your adversary, there is a way to victory.
Here is mine.”
~ Ronda Rousey from My Fight Your Fight
Ronda Rousey is a TOUGH human being.
If you’re even remotely familiar with MMA/the UFC, I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know but reading this book brings the point home even more loud and clear. If you don’t know Ronda, ESPN just voted her the best fighter on the planet. She’s an Olympic medalist in Judo and the biggest (and highest paid!) star in the mixed martial arts world.
Imagine if Bruce Lee was alive today. And he was a woman. That’s Ronda Rousey. :)
Her tenacity and work ethic and vision and commitment is truly astonishing. Like, mind-bogglingly awesome. If you love sports books like I do, you’ll love this one. It’s packed with her great story and equally great mini-bursts of wisdom. (Get the book here.)
I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!
(Note: Ronda’s not bashful with her f-bombs and other colorful language so if that’s not your thing, stay away from the book! :)
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