Updated: Oct 29, 2020
It is essentially everyone’s goal in life to find a purpose, YOUR purpose; in other words, who you are. This is not an easy thing to accomplish, and many people feel that by the time you finally figure this out, unfortunately, it’s too late. I, however, do not believe this to be the case. I believe that you have a feeling deep down inside you that tells you the answer to this very question. Some people choose to ignore this feeling, others decide to embrace it.
When I was younger, I watched the Sister Act films, and in the second film Whoopi Goldberg’s character, Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence, spoke with a girl about being a singer. She quoted a book (Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke) and said, “If when you wake up in the morning you can think of nothing but writing…then you’re a writer.”
This line had stuck with me because all I could think about was becoming a wrestler. I was always told that me being a wrestler was nothing but a ‘pipe dream;’ that I ‘can’t be a wrestler.’ However, I just knew that was what I was meant to be. Now the question was, what was I willing to do to make this ‘pipe dream’ a reality.
Dr. Tom Prichard believes there are three types of people: those who try and say at “least I’ve tried,” those who give it their best shot and say “at least I gave it my best shot,” and those who do whatever it takes. I wanted to be a wrestler so badly, because I felt that was what I was meant to do, I always told myself I’d do whatever it took. I feel that in the two years I’ve been wrestling, I’ve done just that. I’ve made personal sacrifices, transformed my body, and mentally prepared for the struggle I would be enduring.
I may not (yet) be where I want to be, but I am on the right track and am getting closer to that goal every day. I’ve won championships, wrestled at the same events as wrestling Legends and Hall of Famers, and have even worked for WWE. I’ve pushed myself as hard as I could, and try to go even further. I am the third type of person mentioned above, which one are you?
I am a wrestler, who are you?!