I always learned to spar up.
It was grilled into me
to fight bigger battles then I know I can win.
I always believed that it made me better.
This is why:
I fight ten times harder
when I am fighting a bigger battle than I know I can win.
I focus more willpower and exert more energy.
These situations encourage the development of excellence.
how being in a situation that demands all of my attention,
can be a mirror to the amount of attention I have to give.
It is like a fighter in the ring.
After every win,
there is a new awareness of the fight that he/ she can give.
There is more confidence in their own ability
and how they show up to represent themselves.
I fight up
to show myself how much fight I have.
And I now know at every turn
when I think I am spent,
or should rest,
that I have so much more to give.
I was thinking about this
when I was in a conversation
in which I believe I represented myself quite well.
I had applauded myself for this representation.
For speaking up and standing my ground
against a bigger opponent than I was to myself.