“My goal here is to write the greatest book ever written, including these words about fear. It doesn’t make any difference that this happens to be the first book I’ve ever written. What matters most is the spirit in which it’s being written—and, quite simply, that it’s being written. The purpose is to become the best writer in my category (yes, page for page and pound for pound). I’m just not sure what the category is yet, and I’m not sure I should care.
The reason behind writing this book is that I’d like to find a way to tell you my story in a different way than it has already been told. In a way, my life can be explained through mathematics and equations. It’s really simple: from the moment I started learning and acquiring knowledge, I realized how much there was left to learn. About fighting, about diet. About love and life. About fear! About dinosaurs, even.
So the equation works like this: The more I learn, the less I know. Yes, more is less. That’s the way it works in my mind. And it applies to all of us, not just me. For me, that’s the secret to a big part of my life and how I became who I am.”
~ Georges St-Pierre from The Way of the Fight
If you’re into mixed martial arts/the UFC, you know GSP as one of the greatest pound for pound fighters ever.
Although I’m not really a big MMA guy, I’ve always admired the sheer, visceral strength + courage of fighters and elite warriors like the UFC champions + Navy SEALs/Army Rangers.
I happened to get connected to GSP’s head coach, Firas Zahabi—who became an instant virtual friend. (And who shared these kind words re: our membership program. Thanks, Firas!) Then I was enjoying The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel (see Notes) who shared his love of MMA in general and GSP in particular.
Firas let me know GSP had this book and here we are.
If you love sports and getting a peek behind the scenes at how greatness is achieved, I think you’ll love the book. It’s incredibly inspiring. (Get a copy here.)
It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a handful of my favorites we can apply to our lives now so let’s jump straight in!
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