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Vicente: Losses are lessons

The Path

“SOMETIMES you win, sometimes you learn” seems like just a cliché.

But for martial artists, the phrase is a motivational principle that they live by and that others don’t understand.

A loss can be devastating for most but for true martial artists honed by the principles, a loss is a norm that is turned for the benefit of one’s growth.

Losses are not viewed negatively, instead are considered obstacles that signal another way.

This kind of thinking makes life easier and happier, who, for some is a desolation that succumbs them to the rigors of life. In the world of competitive sports to include competitive martial arts, the fortitude of athletes plays a big role in their stint as competitors, some careers are short-lived and some just won’t stop even if in the opinion of many is the time to retire.

Take for example the “People's Champ” Manny Pacquiao.

They are saying for a few years now that it’s time for him to retire due to his age and the loses he had, but proved them wrong in a comeback and in another wondrous display of finesse, you can see in a young fighter that made him look like he was just on his late 20’s. He showed passion and discipline and the epitome of a true athlete that defied the stereotypes.

Another example is our very own Team Lakay.

After suffering several losses, people are quick to judge them and their capability, but never took into consideration their amazing climb to the top with limited resources and homegrown skills and strategies.

Team Lakay just shrug off these negativities and turn them as motivation to be better and comeback stronger.

In the world of mixed martial arts, no one can replicate the dedication and values that Team Lakay is showing.

Despite setbacks, they catapult themselves back further into success.

Life they say is like a bicycle, in order to stay balanced, you must keep moving forward. For whatever reason, we stop to recover and gather all the pieces together, ready for another run at life better and stronger.


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