May 21st, 2011
May 21st, 2011 was a day of great significance for all of us. This was a day when history was made. After this day our lives would never be the same. The world watched with mouths open, in disbelief at the events of this day. Yes, you guessed it...Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major world championship at the age of 46!!!
What? Did something else happen on this day? If it did, I missed it.
Whether you are a boxing fan or not, the triumph of Bernard Hopkins should mean a lot to you. As human beings we often get caught up in the prison of “time.” Things never happen fast enough. Are we past our prime? Are we ever going to reach the height of our potential? Bernard Hopkins answered your question definitively. You are never too old for big success.
Realize that you are in even better position than Hopkins for big success. Hopkins has to combat his deteriorating body as he trains incessantly to compete in a sport where physical damage means victory for his opponent. Yet you don’t fight with gloves, you fight with your mind. Your mind has a longer shelf life than a boxer’s body, and if you treat it right, it might actually increase in strength every single day of your life. Hopkins didn’t try to compare himself to his young opponent, he instead focused on his strengths. He chose to outsmart and outbox. He chose his spots wisely then attacked. That said, the most important thing Hopkins did was stay in great shape and prepare himself for success. Position yourself as an entrepreneur and business owner to receive success and you’ll be winking at the young bucks with your arm raised as champion.