The discipline. The mental focus. And the commitment. These are some truly amazing kids.
The focus and intention in Michael Phelp’s eyes the other evening was the most intensity ever seen on a swimmer’s face. Maybe he should consider a martial art?? He obviously has the determination and willpower, not to mention the strength. And the fury in his face would certainly empower a mean fighter. Who knows? Maybe 2020 will see him in the debut of the karate competition?!
“You know in life, there’s going to be things harder for you to do than other things? And you know those things that may appear to be hard to do you’re going to have to do as a man, regardless? I don’t know if you’re facing fear, or feeling that you may not make it. And we all fact that from time to time. As soon as we hit resistance, we want to stop, right? Because it’s hurting, we feel that pain and be like, “I’m not going through this no more” right? But we have to fight through it as men, because it’s going to be very painful.”
There’s so much more in the words of the instructor. Listen to the whole text. If only every student, black or white, had a mentor to teach respect, faith, and perseverance like this.