Clint Cora Inspiration Story Self Help Newletter
May - 2009
motivational quote comes from Albert Einstein and believe it or not,
his quote can be related to how I became a martial
arts world champion
as a result of breaking my legs. I hope this will be an
inspiration story for you. First, here's the quote for your self
"In the middle of
difficulty, lies opportunity"
had torn my anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in both of my knees on
two separate occasions when I was attempting some fancy jumping
techniques that resulted in poor landings. Both of these
injuries required major surgeries that sidelined me for months in terms
of any active martial arts training with my legs.
these would have easily become major setbacks for me.
still wanted to be active during my rehabilitation periods.
focused more on my upper body techniques in martial arts since they
were really the only things I could still do.
My upper body hand
techniques have always been stronger than my leg techniques.
now with the additional concentration, they became even more
powerful. As a result, my own martial arts changed,
for competition routines.
Instead of utilizing a lot of
jumping or kicking with my legs, I shifted to routines where the upper
body was primarily used. This included routines with martial
weaponry, which usually do not involve much lower body technique anyway.
I became stronger with my new routines with mostly upper body
techniques, I started to win more often in major
fact, most of my world championship titles were won with routines that
concentrated mostly with my upper body.
So in essence, my
knee injuries or the 'difficulty' in Einstein's quote, helped uncover
the underlying opportunity of further developing my main strength in
martial arts which has always been my upper body. These
adversities, made me into a better martial arts competitor allowing me
to win more world championship titles I otherwise may not have won.
the key message from this hopefully inspiration story here for you is
when we are faced with difficulties,
there just might very well be underlying opportunities waiting for us
underneath if we choose to uncover them.
Next time you are
experiencing some type of adversity or setback in your life, think hard
about how this experience can make you into a better person in the
end. It's really about turning negatives into positives.
another note, readers of my self help book "The Life Champion In You"
started to send in some really nice comments and reviews. I
highlighted some of them within red boxes on the webpage featuring my self help book
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