It’s difficult to look past the ego’s of these two, but I always try to learn something from successful people and see how I can implement it into my own life.
Here are 3 lessons from Mayweather vs. McGregor.
There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” – Conor McGregor
All work is easy work.” – Floyd Mayweather
It’s not talent but extremely hard work, persistence and a dedication to be successful at what you do and want to achieve in life.
Mayweather’s daughter was asked what’s the biggest lesson she’s learned being around her father? She responded, “that hard work pays off.”
Conor attributes much of his success to hard work: ‘My confidence comes from my performance; from my work in the gym and my work ethic. They don’t work harder than me, and they don’t want it like I want it.’
Hard work and persistence pays off, it’s never going to be easy to do extraordinary things. We see succesfull people and its mostly at the pinnacle of their success. But we seldom see the immense effort and sacrifice that was put in to get the results that they have achieved.
Next time before you shrug of anyone success as just talent, try to look further and see the hard work they put in to get to where they are today.
If anyone has followed my career, they know that there’s been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and down through my career. But day in and day out, and in the square circle, I went out there and always did my best.” – Floyd Mayweather
Your circumstances, history or where you come from don’t matter and is no reason to use as excuse.
Floyd’s father was thrown in prison. His mother suffered with drug addiction. At one stage, seven of his family members were sleeping in a one bedroom apartment without any heating or hot water.
According to statistics, Mayweather should’ve ended up in prison. But he chose to be bigger than statistics and bigger than his circumstances.
The believe that there is always a way is a strong believe and outlook on ones situation. It goes with a positive mindset that things will get better if you focus on the right stuff.
Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conor McGregor
Showing is better than telling.” – Floyd Mayweather
Failure equals Learning equals Improvement, so take massive action fail often > learn more > improve daily > Rinse & Repeat
In Atlanta 1996, Mayweather lost a boxing bout to Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria. He lost by a controversial decision, similar to the Roy Jones Jr. defeat in the 1988 Seoul Olympic light-middleweight finals.
This did not decide Mayweather’s fate – in fact, it fueled him to dominate the boxing ring; it would be his last loss.
I certainly have allowed past failures to repeat themselves. Often at times, we get haunted by the same failures instead of allowing them to guide and help us succeed.
Having a mindset of improvement and learning sets you up for success in the end as long as you keep on taking action and learning from your results.
A bonus one from O’Connor.
“I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it’s time to sleep.” – Conor McGregor
Anything is possible you just have to put your mind to it and go at it persistently. McGregor has said many times, ‘I visualise everything’ and ‘I saw myself as champion from Day 1’.
These are my take away from these fighting machines and their extreme work ethic. If you work hard, persist at what you want, if you can see it in your dreams take action and chase after it learning from your failures you can achieve anything in life.
What are the lessons from Mayweather vs. McGregor you take away and use in your life?