Focus and Persevere in the Right Direction

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Focus and Persevere in the Right Direction

Ann Mariya Sabu
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Focus and Persevere in the Right Direction

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”

stated Maya Angelou

It is rightfully said that Dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

I recently happened to know about this inspiring story, thought to share with you all.

A professional boxing match occurred at the Tokyo Dome on February 11th 1990. Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas, billed as Tyson is Back!

Mike Tyson is a valiant boxer, well known in the international circuit.

The event is historically significant, as the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson lost by knockout to the 42:1 underdog Douglas.

There was no stopping Mike Tyson after he made his professional boxing debut on March 6, 1985.Tyson packed a powerful punch and was the most feared man in the boxing ring during his prime.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion ever when he was 20. Tyson won his first 37 bouts. His first 19 fights were won by knockout.

For almost five years, Tyson went without a loss. HOWEVER, when he faced James ‘Buster’ Douglas at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, Douglas, who entered with a 29-4-1 record, shocked the world by knocking out Tyson in the 10th round.

Buster Douglas had a back story, his mother died before the match, it left him heart broken and dejected. But in the belief that his mother was watching him during the match, he did his best boxing in those minutes.

During the post match interview, Douglas broke down in tears when asked why he was able to win this fight when no one thought he could. "Because of my mother...God bless her heart," said the emotional new heavyweight champion

This bears a testimony to the fact that, believing in ourselves and our dreams is very important

At times people will put us down , will mock our dreams , but the very fact that people mock your dreams is a proof to the fact that your dreams ain’t be small .

“All we have to fear is fear itself “, as Roosevelt reminds us.

However, Buster Douglas changed his track and began endorsing brands, unknown how to react to this recent fame and guess what? He lost most of the impending matches.

At times, even in my own life I have experienced that maximum productivity is when we have set our daily goals and prioritize our tasks, I make sure I write down the entire week plan in a white board to which I wake up to everyday , making me reassure the fact that a lot is still left to achieve. Lady luck will be knocking at the door, but we need to go there and open it.

I personally believe that if one is slogging and giving our heart and soul to what we desire in the right direction, the entire universe attracts it to you, but the very moment that deviation from our path occurs, we fail and ain’t be reaching our goal.

Ann Mariya Sabu
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