What happens when your head and your heart are in disagreement? Your heart wants one thing, while your head tells you otherwise. Do you let your head take the lead and go the practical route or do you go with your heart and let a feeling run wild?
Practicality is often the smart road to take. After all, it is well thought through. You have weighed the pros and cons and have a better visibility to see what lies ahead. However, following your heart, a mere feeling, may actually take you on a more exciting journey. You experience life in its purest form and gain lessons along the way.
The head versus the heart. It is a battle that has been fought throughout time, yet no matter its place in history, the ups/downs and trials/tribulations have always remained the same. The head always battles with the heart.
Everything happens for a reason. That used to be my motto in life. I was adamant about that belief. Everything in life, whatever the occurrence, happened for a reason. Things may happen by chance, but I believed the moments existed for an ultimate purpose. I centered my beliefs by that single phrase. But, those words to live by changed in an instant the moment I experienced a tragic loss. My motto about everything happening for a reason no longer made sense. How could a life lost actually happen for a reason? I dropped my belief and was numb from feeling anything I did not understand life.
People kept saying everything would be okay and that time would heal the pain. None of it made sense and I didn’t want to hear any of it. I pushed everyone away, yet that motto of mine kept haunting me. I heard it from everyone and everywhere. As time elapsed, the feeling in my entire being began to return and aspects of my life began to fall into place. Everything was happening for a reason, yet I fought each moment and dismissed every reason that actually made sense. A part of me felt guilty for feeling a sense of resolution within. My tragic loss didn’t make sense, but my occurrences thereafter lined up.
I went through an internal struggle to accept what life had given to me. It was only until I allowed myself to believe again was I able to find a true resolution inside. Life may not always happen as planned and every moment may not always bring joy, but lesson learned - that is just life and everything that happens in the span of your existence, has happened for a reason.
If you choose to be shady, then please at least be slick about it and do it well. Like anything in life, whatever and however you choose to do something, strive to be the best at it…shady or not. Otherwise, all of your efforts were wasted.
"I know (Jon Fitch) is under pressure, people telling him that he has to finish fights and stuff but I honestly think he’s just going to come out and do the same thing he always does, he’s a grinder and he goes after you and grind you into the ground and I just have to stop all that and turn it around."
“Well me and Jon Fitch are in two different places in our lives. All these fighters are really, really, really concerned about one thing, winning. And it’s not that I’m not concerned about that, but I’ve been in their shoes for a long time and that’s all I was concerned about too. But more concerned than winning, I want to show everybody my fighting spirit. What happens when I step into the ring, it’s either going to be the best win, best loss or best draw you ever [expletive] saw. … It’s just that everybody’s in different places in their lives; he’s looking for title shot, all these people are looking to come up, some people looking to win to keep their job and this and that. I’m just looking to show my fighting spirit.”