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.
If you are in a fight right now.
and you are feeling the strains of sparring up,
look at the beautiful fight you are giving.
Know that you are facing an adversary that you want to be to yourself.
Within your fight, there is an invigorating challenge,
for you to continue the standard that this fight demands.
Sparing up empowers you to level up.
That is what I found to be true with me.
Every time that I fight in a way that am proud of
I learn to fight back in a way that encourages me to level up.