012711 Weapons of Warrior Wisdom
Here are today’s Weapons of Warrior Wisdom.
It is easy to be misunderstood. It can sometimes really suck when you are. Skin takes time to thicken. And the discipline it takes to develop and then live your life by a Fuck What Others Think attitude is no cakewalk. Most of those who admire and respect you for it keep it to themselves for fear of wrecking their conventional, never-rock-the-boat, missionary-position-only lives.
Your jaw would hit the floor if I revealed the identity of the corporate and mainstream bigwigs and hotshots who write me in secrecy, privately cheering Warriorman on, sweating and panting at the thought of just once having the balls to tell the ones they work with, and even the ones they have to live with, that they don’t give a fuck what they think.
So, yeah, the loneliness and ostracization that comes along with firing both barrels and often being misunderstood can suck, sometimes. But let me tell you, it can suck a hell of a lot worse, and be far more damaging to your life, if you misunderstand yourself and never grasp who, what and why you truly are. Sacrificing the real you to live a life built on lies is one hell of a price to pay just to make sure you make nice and don’t offend others with the truth.
Nineteen years ago this month I opened a gym. (I’m reminded of it because I just returned from bringing a bunch of that equipment home and outfitting a WARRIOR gym in a great old barn next to my studio.) During the remodeling way back then, I created the now familiar quote, “You must show no mercy…nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you…for your greatness will silence them all,” and had it painted on a wall in 15″ letters across the top of a Warrior Logo that had a wingspan of 6 ft by 6 ft. Just off the lower right wingtip, I wrote, Always Believe, Warrior, another 20-year-running signature trademark of mine.
This Show no mercy… quote has been often misunderstood. I want you to understand it. It’s important that you do. Not for my benefit, for yours.
“Your greatness,” this greatness of yours that has the power to silence others, is NOT something you build or create or manufacture externally, outside of yourself. This is not what this quote ever meant. I was never saying, using the quote, that MY Greatness is my Ultimate Warrior career in sport entertainment — and THAT is what silences others. This kind of greatness is shit compared to the kind that really matters.
What I want you to realize, what you absolutely must realize to make the MOST of your life, is that the power to silence the envious and jealous, the naysayers and critics who judge you as less worthy, less valuable and less great than you truly are doesn’t come from building anything in the hope they will see it as greatness and finally shut up with their judgments. The ONLY greatness that has the power to silence them is the greatness you were born with and exist within you right now. You already possess the greatness that gives you the power.
You engage it by believing in it and the God-gifted obligation you have to stay true to it.
The only voice that matters is yours, the one within.
Pay heed to YOUR GREATNESS. Hear IT. Lean on IT. Depend on IT. Love IT.
And fuck the voices of everyone else.
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Your Founding Father of Life Intensity,