Contribution VS. Equipment


Mar 8, 2021

 by Chris Romulo
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Back in 2005, I was making "๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ" to my decision to become a professional Muay Thai fighter. โฃ
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In what was to be my last amateur bout before stepping into the pro ranks, ๐ˆ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž that this bout wouldn't require a serious approach. โฃ
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Coming off of an amazing experience at the ๐—ช๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐š๐ง๐ ๐ค๐จ๐ค, ๐“๐ก๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ and winning a Bronze medal, I slipped up just enough.โฃ
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I didn't train with the ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ that I had for the "World Cup of Muay Thai". I figured that ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ, as far as competition and skills, in over 20 amateur bouts. โฃ
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My lack of "๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ" to stay focused and prepare led me to my 3rd and final loss. โฃ
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Not only did I lose, ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐“๐Š๐Ž'๐ in front of a hometown crowd with family, friends and ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ– ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง in attendance. โฃโฃ
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๐‚๐Ž๐๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐๐”๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐- ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.โฃโฃ
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๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐Œ๐ˆ๐“๐Œ๐„๐๐“- ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ˆ๐˜“๐˜“ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ.โฃโฃ
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โฃBut ๐๐Ž regrets.โฃโฃ
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I learned a ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง that showed me the right way. What I learned is that there is 1 thing that can derail us from the mission...๐„๐†๐Ž. โฃ
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๐„๐†๐Ž is the real fight in ๐€๐‹๐‹ our lives. โฃ
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It keeps us ๐’๐€๐…๐„, unwilling to look inside at what’s ๐‘๐„๐€๐‹๐‹๐˜ keeping us stuck.โฃ
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It keeps us from staying ๐…๐Ž๐‚๐”๐’๐„๐ƒ on what we want to do, and instead caught up in the bullshit arguments on social media.โฃ
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It keeps us throwing around ๐„๐—๐‚๐”๐’๐„๐’ as to why we can’t start exercising again.โฃ
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It says things like “๐ˆ’๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐“๐‘๐˜” when it comes to putting down the alcohol so you can show up for your kid.โฃ
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Once you understand who the real fight is against, you can prepare and arm yourself to fight the battle "๐ก๐ž๐š๐-๐จ๐ง".โฃโฃ
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You can begin showing up as your ๐“๐‘๐”๐„ self. โฃ
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Your most ๐๐Ž๐—ช๐„๐‘๐…๐”๐‹ self.โฃ
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Right now, I want you to ๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐Œ๐ˆ๐“ to controlling the way ๐˜๐Ž๐” think and ๐๐Ž๐“ letting ๐„๐†๐Ž control you. Our own minds are the ๐Ž๐๐‹๐˜ thing that we can truly control in our lives.โฃโฃ
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We ๐‚๐€๐'๐“ control people.โฃโฃ
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We ๐‚๐€๐'๐“ control circumstances.โฃโฃ
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We ๐‚๐€๐'๐“ control “things”.โฃโฃ
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But we ๐‚๐€๐ control our thoughtsโฃ.โฃ
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Send me a message and let’s get you ๐๐€๐‚๐Š in the ๐…๐ˆ๐†๐‡๐“.โฃ
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