No matter what anybody tries to do to you today.
No matter how your workout tries to destroy you. No matter how much life seems to gang up on you and conspire to bring you down.
Don’t let life do that. Don’t let anyone or anything drag you down today.
Stagger if you have to, but get your feet under you again and surge forward.
Sure, you might be punch drunk. You might stumble. You might think, “How much more can they do to me?” The answer is not what you want to hear, so stop asking. Just fight back in your own way.
Don’t look simply to crush the other guy. Look to crush your own weaknesses, your own insecurities, your own doubts and fears and failures. Because the other guy—your opponent—is going to change constantly. By the hour. By the day. By the year. But you will always be there. So you need to get as strong as you can get.
If this world was made up of paper tigers, you would be the biggest, baddest mother****** ever. But this world has real tigers and folks who don’t want the best for you.
Rise above them. Crawl above them. Break free of their darkness and head to the light.