Every time I think about “change” this scene from Friends comes to mind
Go to 1:00 and wait till 1:26 when he says:
Hilarious but so true!
A powerful story about change
Do you know who the fellow getting beaten up in the picture above, is?
Mixed Martial Artists and UFC champion or simply the Notorious, Conor McGregor
And the person who is punching him?
Floyd Mayweather 50-0 winner in Boxing and the winner of this lucrative fight.
Now I am wondering why on earth a mixed martial artists agrees to fight one of the best boxers of our times?
“For the money, Chrisa. Duh!”
I want to remind you he is already rich.
“Well rich people don’t have limits, they just want more.”
The truth is he can get more while winning:
“I’ve already been raising the MMA checks, so don’t get it twisted,” McGregor said. “I’m still gonna raise the MMA checks when I go back there.”
So why did he do it and why should we even care?
“I have many options in mixed martial arts. I’m sure there are options that will present themselves in the boxing game,” McGregor said. “Right now, I’m a free agent … We’ll see what’s next, but I’m open.”
What do you notice in this statement?
That he is arrogant and wants to keep his fans on the edge?
But also that he is flexible and looking for the next challenge.
He says: “I have MANY options..” and “options will present themselves in the boxing”… “I’m open”
What else do you notice?
Come on now, stay with me here, you will soon find out why we are doing this. Tell me what else do you notice?
That he didn’t fight just any boxer. He fought the boxer with 49 and now 50 to 0 unbeatable boxing fights! He fought with one of the BEST!
“30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward. Another day another lesson!” (thenotoriousmma, Instagram)
So what did he do, this notorious Conor McGregor?
At a time when he is at HIS best level of fighting, he went to box with one of the BEST boxers, and could immediately identify at least 1 important characteristic that made his opponent great!
“He was just a lot more composed with his shots.” C. McGregor
Now do you see why you should care?
If you want to continue learning and progressing. If you want to see results and creat more opportunities for yourselves to be creative and free on the dance floor.
You need to challenge yourselves. You need to change strategicaly built in your practice.
And this is how you do that:
The biggest mistake you can make in Tango is to limit yourselves to one Tango flavor. To avoid trying different styles, different techniques and different perspectives and approaches.
Challenge yourself not only for progress in general, but also for a chance to feel unique, to feel that you have a style of your own on the dance floor.