“Only 10 Seconds Left, Blair”
When Blair asked me what we were doing over the Christmas break, the answer was easy: Wrestling.
He had visions of baking honey desserts with mom, riding his bike downtown and playing on his iPod. But of course, he knows time away from school is time for wrestling. And good thing because the Olympic Champ – Henry Cejudo – made a surprise visit to his practice!
Opportunities are abundant when you sacrifice. But it didn’t stop there.
We traveled to downtown Phoenix for a tournament at Arizona State University. He moved from 73 lbs to 84 lbs to compete in a bigger bracket.
A few wins later, he was in the finals!
But his opponent was a bit older, way stronger and much bigger. After the first period, Blair was down 2-0. He gave me that, “I-gave-everything-I-had-and-scored-nothing- because-he’s-too-damn-big look.”
I gave him the “Change-your-attitude-change-your-strategy-look.”
After the second period, the score was tied 2-2. It was Blair’s choice for the third and final period. He chose to start on his feet.
The first takedown was going to dictate the winner…
Everyone, at some point thinks, “I gave it everything I had.” It happens when we learn, when we exercise, when we compete…and that’s when we start quitting.
But the people who coach and condition themselves to ignore that voice are the ones who learn that anything is possible when you keep going. It’s the harder road, sure. But you know where quitting gets you, so you have to at least push for progress, no matter how small.
Every New Year, we’re all making resolutions and goals.
Most are going to quit when they think they’ve done all they can. That will probably be in February.
I know, personally, that the voice of despair is always there. But, I also now that I can ignore it as long as I’m making small, even infinitesimal, progress toward a resolution.
In wrestling and life, Blair and I live by the 1% rule.
If you can improve just 1% every match, it’s a victory. It means you’re a better wrestler than you were prior to lacing up.
That’s a win, regardless of the final score.
As a chemist, this is the same motivation that pushed me in the lab. “Every product has to yield a positive, measurable result,” I insisted.
for example, when I designed The AM-PM Fat Loss package, I wanted to confer users with a cluster of measurable results that would yield health and longevity.
A boost in energy.
A reduction in belly fat.
Better mental focus.
And most importantly, the optimization of hormone balance, output, and sensitivity (BOS), so that anyone could live young at any age.
As a 90 day program, I knew The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery had to work so people could ignore their inner quitter. And for 15 years it’s been doing just that.
Of course, the majority of obese ignore this offer…they think, “I-gave-fat-loss-everything-I-had.”
No you didn’t. You tried bullsh#t programs made by bullsh#t people. You never adjusted your strategy.
If you gave it everything you had, guess what? You wouldn’t still be overweight and miserable.
Obesity isn’t in our genes.
Blair had 10 seconds left in the third period. It was still tied 2-2! If they made it to the buzzer, Blair was surely going to lose in overtime – moving all the extra weight of his opponent was draining his tank. He was panicking and getting anxious.
And in an instant, everything changed. Blair was defending a blast double. Deep in on his legs, it looked like he was going down for the loss.
But with some quick thinking, Blair grabbed a whizzer to defend and got his balance back. A hard sprawl and his legs were free.
He dug into a hard cross face. Big Kid opponent bit Blair. The silent assassin continued to rip his face off, cinched up a cradle and took Goliath to his back.
Blair took the win by 5 points – with 6 seconds left.
When you refuse to quit, you never know how far you’ll go.
Win or lose, always strive to get 1% better.
And you can do the same with your weight at www.AmPmFatLoss.com – get measurable fat loss results weekly.
Dare to live young,
The People’s Chemist
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About the Author
My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.