Gary Joshua is currently fighting in the EFC Africa as a professional MMA fighter. e discuss his morning routine and daily habits as a professional athlete.
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Below are a few points of interest taken from the interview:
Tell us more about the martial arts, where you came from and how you’ve been trained.
He started martial arts 11-12 years ago. His first introduction to martial arts was submission grappling also known as no-gi jiu-jitsu.After the first class, he was hooked. The introduction into martial arts developed a drive to continue the sport and constantly look for challenges. He ended up doing kickboxing, mixed martial arts and now professional MMA fighting.
Being a professional athlete is like being an entrepreneur, you must have certain daily morning rituals and habits to succeed. Could you give us an idea of your daily morning rituals and habits for being a professional athlete?
The main thing is consistency. You must wake up driven to succeed and be better than you were yesterday.It’s not easy especially if you’re constantly training.
Knowing you, I know your mind is very strong. Any tips for martial artists and entrepreneurs, to get your mind so strong?
If you have a goal set, you must push through until you’ve reached that goal.It’s good to fail. The more you approach failure, the more opportunities will come your way.
If you want it bad enough, it will come.It will never be easy, and not all doors will always be open. If you’re consistent and keep your goal in mind, you can achieve your goal.Your biggest failures set you up for your biggest winnings.
Failure is just a bump in the road. It will make you stronger.Failure comes with the journey. Every champion has experienced failure in their life. You learn more from losing than you do from winning. entally you need to be prepared for every aspect. Life has its challenges.Go out there and do it! You never know until you try.
Any tips for young athletes?
Show up every day. You need to train every day if you really want it.Enter as many competitions are you can. Build up experience. Be consistent.