In a world full of Goliath’s, us David’s need to stay hungry to keep up! As a smaller guy, I need to try twice as hard (if not more) just to keep up with some of the more genetically gifted individuals out there (the Goliath’s). That is why it is so damn important for me to never settle, never be content and ALWAYS push my limits to achieve something more.
Let’s put this in a different perspective, one I happen to thoroughly enjoy: hockey. Now the Penguins are my team and with all of their incredible firepower, they should have blown out the Islanders in four games in the first round of the playoffs. But what to my wandering eyes should appear, but an entire team embodying the spirit of David and forcing a game 6. The Penguins just coasted, thinking they had this thing in the bag, much like a lot of guys I know. They didn’t give it their all, they didn’t take it seriously, and guess what, they were almost made fools of! The Islanders were hungry, and they showed it. Ultimately, however, the Penguins kicked it into gear and took care of business (thankfully!) but this just goes to show the other side of the coin which is my next area of concern: defeat in victory.
There is an incredible quote in The Dark Knight Rises where Bane says to Batman as he’s kicking the crap out of him, “Victory has defeated you!” Perhaps this is a common quote but for me, it was the first time I had ever heard it and it struck a chord. This phrase perfectly described the phenomenon I have been seeing for years from the “Goliath’s.” They are so comfy atop their pedestal that they no longer work hard; there’s no drive, no hunger! They are content being on top and think that that is just how it was always be. Well, let me tell you my friend, you’d better have a short lease you can get out of up there because myself, and the other David’s out there ARE hungry and we are coming for your spot!
So the moral of the story is: no matter who you are, how much you can lift, how fast your Fran time is, there will ALWAYS be someone trying to take your spot. As soon as you become content it is all over. Strive for your best, yearn for more, and you will ultimately achieve greatness.
-Weakness into Strength-