About Adamant Fight
I remember as a young person being told "fighting is not the answer". That depends on the question. It also depends on how you conduct the fight. I know a guy who laid down and allowed himself to be nailed on a cross to fight for souls - I know no more admirable a fighter. Look to history to observe the "good fight" whether it be Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Betty Friedan, Immanuel Kant or any number of other figures.
The fight is different for all of us. Here are my fights: I am a husband, father, teacher, coach, and student. All of these roles are vastly important to me, and I don't want to be anything but excellent in all of them. In today's societal mantra of compromise at all costs and mediocrity, I do not find that a deliberate approach to be excellent is enough... I find that I have to fight to be other than what society dictates. There are so few authentic role models proffered.
Pick carefully and deliberately. Don't Just do it, think about what you are doing. 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week...how many wasted or detrimental moments does it take to culminate a wasted life? A wasted potential? Pick what is worth fighting for. Want to protect the earth? Do it! Want to be an amazing ballerina? Do it! Want to make others aware of Darfur? Do it! Want to be a moral person? Do it! The fight may not be physical or violent, but make no mistake: if you take a stand, then there will be a fight.
Be adamant. Like the fighter who digs in their heels, takes the center of the ring, mat or cage, be likewise. Refuse to retreat if you know you are right. Have the courage to not be blown by the winds of the sea - be firm. Run to win - temper yourself to be the fighter.
I started my fight on the mat, in the ring, in the cage, and every other possible stage for combatant sports. I am wired with the desire for contention and combat. I love the fight world. But, what I have found is that it is deeper than the primal desire to contend. We are wired to need a cause, worthy of fighting for and sacrificing for. The fighter is a metaphor for the stand that we find branded in our soul. It is an innate desire to find a cause worthy and to be unyielding in it.
Find your cause - take a stand - be Adamant!