First of all, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the fact that people showed so much love for me on my birthday let alone that they even remembered throughout what has been a trying year for many.
A long time ago, a mentor asked me, what the most powerful force in the world was, to which I responded with some naive answer. His answer was “love”.
At first, a valentines heart and romance may come to mind but what he is really referring to is true love. Love for your craft, love for people, love for yourself. The feeling you get when you get your first pet and you will do anything for that pet. That is love.
Love is pain. Love means you will sacrifice your life and undergo extreme circumstances if there is a payoff towards that which you love. Family, career, country.
As a young man, it took me a long time to understand this. But now I see through the lens of Jiu Jitsu, friendships, family and business, love is willingness to pay any amount whether it is sleepless nights, burning muscles or in some cases one’s life.
Receiving so much love yesterday from all over the world fueled me to share this message. The love you wish to feel will only come as a result of your effort and what you give to the rest of the world. There is no limit to what you can give, as you will discover, then you will truly understand the power you wield.