As the story goes…
A retired arm wrestling champion was teaching his grandson the secret to being great.
He said to him, “When I approach the arm wrestling table I feel two demons come alive within me and they start savagely battling each other. The first demons signifies terror, anxiety, jealousy, rage, sadness, self-doubt, vanity, laziness, bitterness, procrastination, weakness, and fear. The second demon signifies calmness, concentration, composure, self-confidence, determination, discipline, gratitude, certainty, peace, strength and love.And this is the same battle that will go on within you and everyone else as well.”
The grandson was still for a moment as he thought it all over and then he asked his grandfather one question, “Which demon wins the battle?”
That’s when the retired arm wrestling champion and grandfather walked over to the table, put his elbow in place, raised his hand up to meet his grandson’s gaze and answered, “The one YOU team up with.”
MORAL OF THE STORY: Living as the most complete version of ourselves all comes down to choices.
Because the battle between self-doubt and self-confidence, or between weakness and strength will always be there; but it’s up to us to decide who wins.
How The Arm Wrestler Faced His Demons
– Written by Motivational Joe X