I’m a martial artist who loves to fight. Kicking, throwing, punching, arm barring, pinning. You name it. I love it all. If you challenge me, I will take you up on it. If obstacles are in my way, I will push through it. If someone charges at me, I will throw them down. Hard.
Nothing stops me from facing my opponents head on. Is fighting scary? Yes! Is fighting fun? Of course! Do I learn from fighting? You bet.
As much as I love fighting in the Dojo, my favorite fights are the ones I face in daily life.
But first, let me clarify what I mean by fighting. It’s not being mean to someone, being a bully, hurting people or starting arguments.
What I mean by fighting, is to fight the good fight. The good fight involves fighting for your passions and dreams, for what you believe in, your self-worth and your life purpose. It’s about living and walking your inner truth being the person who you are deep down inside. The good fighter is strong and brave, but fluid and relaxed with a spirited heart filled with light and love.
So how do you become the good fighter?
Being a fighter who fights for what they believe in involves facing their fears. Anything meaningful brings up fear and anxiety because you are afraid of failure or not being good enough. This is the time to dig deep and bring out your inner strength. Awaken the warrior spirit in your heart and become the brave and courageous person you are. And when you scared to move forward, do it anyway. Most of the time, it’s not as bad as you imagined it to be.
Fighters have faith and believe in their abilities to succeed without question. They know deep in their bones they have the chops to make it through. Fighters also have faith in God believing He will carry them to the end and beyond.
The most honorable fighters live in truth, honesty and integrity. They stick to their morals without wavering for even a second. Being true to their word with actions to back them up lives deep in the warrior’s heart.
To fight for your life purpose and passions, you must be strong and grounded. There will be challenges, obstacles and setbacks. You will deal people who don’t agree with you and don’t understand your journey. Be tough and rise above to keep moving forward. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from achieving your dreams.
Good fighters need great skills. If you are embarking on a new career or fulfilling your life purpose, you must acquire the skills you need to succeed. Yes, this takes time and effort. But, you will need to be smart, skillful and strategic to cross the finish line.
There will be good and bad times. It’s vital to keep a consistent, positive mindset through each phase. This is hard when things suck, but it sucks a lot less when you think positive.
Always be humble. It’s good to be confident, but remember we are all one in the universe. We come from the same source living in the same family. Honor and respect this truth by being humble with yourself and others.
To fight for something in your life, you must have passion. If you don’t, the flame will fizzle out. Fight for something that burns hot in your heart lighting up your spirit. This passion must be stronger than your excuses and self-doubt. Allow this passion to fuel every action you take to accomplish your goals.
If there is something you are fighting for, don’t give up. Fight the good fight. fight with all your will and might. Do what you can to make it right. Fight, fight, fight up until the end. And when the fight is over, the gates of your inner journey will open wide to start living your true life.
What are you fighting for right now? Please share. I would love to hear your fighter story.