Motivational stories & insights to help achieve your dreams
Become the best Judoka you can possibly be.
At an early age Matt fell in love with the sport of Judo. Through years of hard work and determination Matt finally achieved his dream of fighting for his country at the Olympic Games. Now, in Hard fought Lessons Matt reveals motivational stories and insights into what he did to dig deep, overcome disappointment and keep moving towards his dream.
“This is a must read for all up and coming Judoka who want to know what it takes to succeed in Judo”
Learn the key to success.
One of the biggest keys to success is to keep turning up and to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Be inspired as you read the stories of athletes such as Mark Huizinga and Rulon Gardner who learnt that the key to success is to keep turning up.
Be inspired to chase your dreams.
The stories in this book will inspire you too chase your dreams and let nothing stand in your way. Whether you want to get your black belt, win the National Championships or win the Olympic Games the stories in this book will inspire you to chase your dreams harder than you ever have before.
Your possibilities will be endless.
One of the best ways you can achieve greatness is to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before you. Matt writes about great athletes such as Karen Briggs, Rulon Gardner, Alexander Karelin, Toshihiko Koga, Mark Huizinga, Lletyon Hewitt and what they did to succeed. Learn what these athletes did and start applying it to your life
A quick peek into the book
Here’s a short summary of what you will find inside Hard Fought Lessons.
The Cost of Dreaming
The dream is free but the journey is going to cost you. In this chapter Matt talks about that fact that choosing to be a top level Judoka is going to cost you time, money, effort, your body and more - but it is definitely worth it!
Roadblocks & Detours
Throughout your life you are going to come across things that seem like roadblocks but they are in fact detours. As a top level Judoka you will need to adapt because the road to success is never straight.
Avoid the zombies
Zombies are negative people around you who try to suck the life out of you. Matt gives you some tips on how to identify a Zombie and how to avoid them.
Long, medium and short term goal setting is vital to succeed in any arena. Matt highlights the importance thinking about your goals daily to help keep you on track.
Dealing with Loss
Dealing with loss is one of the hardest things to do. Matt talks about the sadness he felt after missing out selection for the 2012 London Olympic team and how the process of mourning a loss is so important.
It's going to hurt
Although Judo means 'the gentle way' it is far from gentle. At times it is 100% painful. Matt talks about the pain and injuries you must endure and push through in order to succeed in Judo.
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