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When the going gets TOO TOUGH!

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Unai Emery

“ When the going gets tough, the tough get going” goes the common saying  but sometimes the going gets too tough even for the toughest: Life, occasionally, throws additional surprises at us from time to time overwhelming even the toughest, forcing even them to think about quitting.

Only the toughest of the toughest will survive whatever Life throws at them and to bolster your chances of succeeding you need these three things:

….Discipline……Patience….Resilience….

 

DISCIPLINE

You  don’t get to win a gold Olympic medal without disciplining yourself to train everyday come rain or sun or whatever else is going on; you don’t get to pass your exams if you don’t discipline yourself to study. You must discipline yourself to carry on even if you don’t feel like doing it.

The most disciplined people in the world are the members of the armed forces: their strict discipline enables them to function, normally, in whatever situation they find themselves and that can be in the middle of a battle, jungle and in all kinds of weather. Hope for the best but mentally discipline yourself to prepare for the worse so if tough times hit you, you can still go,go,go. The right kind of discipline puts you in the right state of mind to deal with whatever is happening to you or around you.

 

PATIENCE

Patience is a virtue and a valuable tool to have: nothing ever goes according to plan – and never will .The unexpected can throw in problems, obstacles or delays throwing your carefully made-up plans out of the window. Patience doesn’t mean you wait for a month, a year or even 10 years before you decide to give up. Patience means you keep on waiting, waiting, waiting…….and keep on waiting until it happens, even if it means waiting for a hundred years! A lot of people quit because they lack the patience to carry on. If you’re impatient you will crash and burn! The secret of patience is you never quit waiting for things to happen.

 

RESILIENCE

Dr Paul Eneche, the founder of Dunamis Church, once told the amusing story of a small dog that kept on getting beaten up by another dog 3 times its size.

Everyday the small dog would crawl under the gate of his compound and go next door where the bigger dog lived. Everyday the bigger dog would beat up the smaller dog and everyday the smaller dog would keep on coming back for more and more punishment until one day when the bigger dog saw him coming he ran away: he ran away because he was fed up and tired of beating up the smaller dog who didn’t seem to bother and kept on coming back for more.

The morale of this story is simple: if Life keeps on beating you up and knocking you to the floor, like a fallen boxer, you get up and keep on fighting until one day Life , itself, gets fed up of making your life a misery and leaves you alone. This is resilience and in the words of Winston Churchill,” If you’re going through Hell, keep going! Never, never, never give up!”. If you are going through Hell, you keep on going! You keep on going or the fires of Hell will burn you! You do not stop! You do not slow down! You keep on going! And you keep on going…..In the process you become stronger and stronger till you get to a point whereby you become ‘unbreakable’ – you become immune to whatever Life throws at you – like you’re wearing a bulletproof jacket or a suit of armour.

So when the going gets too tough maintain discipline and stay focused; be patient and remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. And most important of all be resilient, take all the punches Life throws at you and come back for more and ride out the storm.

By Tony Ogunlowo

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See How Lauretta Onochie Explained Sowore Rearrest In Court

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President Buhari’s aide on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has a unique explanation of Omoyele Sowore’s rearrest in court on Friday, December 6.

According to her, the rearrest was staged by Sowore’s supporters.

Lauretta said this in a writeup posted on her Facebook page.

See what she wrote below:

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Why I Lost To Anthony Joshua–Ruiz Jr.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. has revealed what cost him the rematch against Anthony Joshua on Saturday, December 7.

Joshua and Ruiz Jnr. slogged it out in Saudi Arabia to confirm the holder of the heavyweight title won by Ruiz Jr from Joshua months earlier.

Speaking at the post match conference, Ruiz Jr. blamed months of partying and celebration leading to overweight, adding thst undertraining also made him lose the match to Joshua.

 “Three months of partying and celebrating affected me, what can I say?

“Being overweight, I wasn’t fluid enough, I wasn’t moving the way I wanted to move.

“I think if I’m lighter I’m going to let my hands go and be a completely different fighter.”

When asked what he would have done differently if granted a rematch against Anthony Joshua, he said;

 “Listen to my coach. Listen to my dad. And take it more seriously.

“I’m OK, I’m just a little disappointed. I should have listened to them.

“I tried to do the training on my own. I should have listened to them more.

“There’s no excuses…the partying and all that stuff got the best of me.

“For being out of shape I did pretty good, I took all his shots.”

Ruiz recognized that he lost a wide decision to Joshua but said he holds a victory too. He said the scores are tied with one win apiece and he wants a trilogy bout.

 “I know for the third one I’m going to be a lot better.”

He added: “There’s a lot of responsibility being a champion of the world. I think the partying and all that stuff got the best of me. Next time it’ll be a lot better.”

With the victory, British-Nigerian Joshua regains his IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

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The bout which lasted until 12 rounds was scored 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 by the judges.

Speaking on his victory, Joshua said:  “I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.”

“First of all, thanks to God. The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice,” he said. 

“I knew I could win this. This is about boxing, I’m used to knocking guys out.

“I gave the man his credit, I said I would correct myself, I respect Andy, But I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.

“It’s the sweet science, it’s about hitting and not getting hit.

“No change in mentalist, stay hungry and stay humble. I’m going to remain humble in victory. Thanks to Ruiz and his family, thanks to Saudi, the fans and thanks to God and Eddie Hearn.”

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BREAKING: Court Of Arbitration For Sports Lift Transfer Ban On Chelsea

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Chelsea Football Club of England has found respite to the two years transfer ban imposed on them by the Federation of International Football (FIFA).

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)  lifted the transfer embargo placed on Chelsea on Friday.

Chelsea had appealed an initial judgement that imposed the two-window transfer ban handed down by FIFA last February.

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With the ban lifted, Chelsea can  now sign players during the transfer window.

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