So lets be clear. Stu doesn’t know about this and I won’t tell him.
So I met Stu at a competition. I had gotten crushed. I was not his student. He came to help me get better in between matches. Two others from his school came to me as well. From that day on, my life changed.
Stu’s demands were simple. Excellence. Nothing less. Put in the time and show respect. Laugh.
So I did. But it was not just competitions. It was every part of my life. I demanded excellence and respect from myself and others. Nothing less.
My life was different. I hurt but had no regrets. I got hammered on the mat and smiled. I gave more than I thought I had. Pressures faded. People changed how they treated me.
Look for your Stu. They are out there. No bullshit people who will respect you once you respect yourself. Keep working hard and look for Stu.
Your life will change too.
Be well. Live, laugh, and love.