“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” (Muhammad Ali)
Who doesn’t want to become a champion within their lives? For anyone who consciously thinks about this question in their psyche, the answer is almost always inevitably yes.
But, there comes a limiting factor when it comes to the majority of people and their inability to remain conscious. Unconsciousness is a powerful force within our lives which is why we must fight against it.
Below, we’ll discuss what it takes and what qualities need to be developed in order to become the type of champion that you are capable of becoming within your life.
What makes a champion?
A champion is obsessed with the process of personal growth.
A champion is someone who is obsessed with becoming the strongest version of themselves and growing stronger in every way imaginable. The emphasis here is on the word ‘obsessed.’
To be able to become a champion in our health, wealth, relationships, so on and so forth, we must become immersed in our ability to improve and seek novel ways of understanding.
Without obsession, our personal growth, in my opinion, becomes half baked and we don’t get the results that we could potentially gain.
A champion is intrinsically motivated as opposed to extrinsically motivated.
A champion is someone who is motivated by the internal vision of what he or she has as opposed to external things such as fame, money, success, so on and so forth.
Intrinsic motivation is motivation that is sustainable and lasts over the long term while extrinsic motivation is motivation that lasts for only a short period of time. The reason for this is because intrinsic motivation deals with the long term vision that you create for yourself while extrinsic motivation puts an emphasis on short term gains.