Dan Morley has taken inspiration from Floyd Mayweather as he attempts to remain mentally and physically prepared for an eventual return to the ring.
The harsh nature of boxing has long drawn parallels to the struggles we are destined to be confronted with in our lifetime. The uncertainties we face in our everyday lives are highlighted in a sport where career paths, health and livelihood can be derailed within a split second.
Boxers step through comfort zones, facing challenges our instincts drive us to avoid. The safety net we are programmed to pull towards is abandoned every time fighters step through the ropes; it’s when you are most vulnerable that your true character will prevail.
It’s these complexities that provide a sport with the simplest concept, a deep emotional core that attracts millions around the globe. The vulnerabilities and insecurities that fighters possess are characteristics everyone relates to, but the determination, courage and resiliency to overcome fear and find success in a sport plagued with danger is what millions draw inspiration from.
Floyd Mayweather, based his success on his ability to adapt to whoever stood before him, forging a mind-set that anything can be overcome if we abandon our comfort zone and embrace change
Perhaps the most important trait of all is adaptability. Great fighters through history were able to adapt to any challenge presented to them. Floyd Mayweather, based his success on his ability to adapt to whoever stood before him, forging a mind-set that anything can be overcome if we abandon our comfort zone and embrace change.
In a world that is constantly evolving for better and worse, the ability to adapt your life to your ever evolving environment is essential for stability and success, and that has never been as apparent as it is now as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly.
The UK enters another week in lockdown; COVID-19’s repercussions are having a crippling effect on entire nations; spreading fear, panic and impacting our lives over the short-term future. Everyone has been affected by this global crisis in different ways, many of us have never been involved in a pandemic and we’ve suddenly been required to drastically alter our lifestyle. This will undoubtedly have knock on effects to people’s wellbeing and mental health, but our response and ability to adapt to the situation will be vital in getting through as smoothly as possible.