I entered this fitness life as a kid who wanted to build up muscle and become stronger. I played a lot of sports growing up and always enjoyed the aspect of teamwork. Along my journey in sports and growing up I found myself in the gym almost everyday always trying to put in that extra work to get that competitive edge. I realized early on that if you want to become great at anything, you have to take it upon yourself to take those steps above and beyond the minimum of what is required. So taking the amount that is asked or required to achieve your goal, and taking that to the next level. I learned early on that to be the guy at the top with his hand raised in victory, you had to be the guy that was behind the scenes putting in all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. I learned to be a champion, you have to put in the hours and hours of your effort, commitment, and courage when nobody is watching. Hard work will beat talent every time. They say, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” - Mark Twain. Looks can be deceiving in any battle, game, sport, or life challenge. It’s not the challenge that life throws at you that matters, there’s no way to control that. Its the way you react and respond to the challenge which will determine your outcome. When you DEFINE. the challenge and stand up in the face of adversity, you take control of your responding actions and never give up. You TRAIN. hard and push yourself past your limits. Never hold any value to the naysayers opinions trying to bring you down, always BELIEVE. in yourself. ….that's what make a true champion.