Popular trends like #MotivationMonday and #TuesdayMotivation pop-up on my Twitter feed every single week, but what is motivation really all about? The definition of motivation is as follows, the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. As a wrestler, as well as a health and fitness enthusiast I contribute to these top trends too, but do the quotes and images cause anyone to act or behave in a particular way, and if so; what is that way?
I feel that I am obligated to motivate people because stepping into a wrestling ring on a daily basis isn’t a normal hobby. We have fans attend our live events every weekend at the IWF Centre, and they don’t just see us as wrestlers, but as stars, with different personas and styles.
Much like we all had role models and heroes growing up, we hope to be theirs! Those people could be doing ANYTHING on a Saturday night, but they decided to come to Nutley, NJ and see me... that is special. When they lay their eyes on me, seeing me and the others do what we do best, I want them to be inspired. With that inspiration, I want them to be motivated and to know that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. My dream came true, and so can theirs.
Next time you post on one of these “Motivational” days, make sure that you are the person that people should be listening to, that they should believe in, and they should follow. Live up to the hype, and inspire the person who sees that quote, self-progress picture, or outstanding accomplishment; be their motivation.