The Paragon of Excellence

By Roger Phillips, Owner of Fight Focused Concepts

“Never accept the limitations set down by another man. Only you know what you are really capable of and you will only discover your capabilities after you have obtained the knowledge and put in the work.”

I have been using that quote for a very long time. It is the epitome of striving for excellence! It is the paragon of how we should live our lives!

I have done very well in my career pointing out where people refuse to put in the time to gain the knowledge and the work to obtain the skills. There is nothing weaker that those that self impose their own limitations by repeatedly whining  “I can’t, I can’t, I can’t!” There is nothing more embarrassing than to read and hear how they try to justify their own failure by trying to convince others that it cannot be done.

I do not care what you cannot do. I do not like reading or hearing about weakness and negativity. I want to see effort, I want to see work…….I want to read and hear about what you can do. I want my students to bust through the imaginary walls of ignorant limitations imposed on us by people who do not know what they do not know. I want to see people striving for excellence and obtaining excellence.

“What am I really capable of?”

This is a question that I asked myself that was the very genesis of my career as the developer of the Fight Focused Concepts family of courses. This is a question that every true student of the art of violence needs to be asking themselves. This is boldness in action!

Fear is a killer! Fear of failure is the sign of weakness! Accepting fear in your lives will always hold you back from being the paragon of excellence.

“Never accept the limitations set down by another man. Only you know what you are really capable of and you will only discover your capabilities after you have obtained the knowledge and put in the work.”

Strive for the paragon of excellence!

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