What I'm trying to say is that being positive and being passionate about something is very different. If you are good at something and passionate about it you don't have to keep reminding the world about it. It'll shine through your work; and your soul. While a lot of people probably wont recognize the difference or be able to pinpoint it exactly; subconsciously they'll know if its authentic or just an act. Lets take a good heel in wrestling for example : He is so good at what he does yet he brags about it whenever he/she gets a chance. Classic heel. We see this on TV every week. But sure is he or she playing a character or is that what they really think of themselves? In the wrestling business you are responsible for how you are perceived by your peers and fans alike but at the same time you have someone else controlling your destiny. Its up to the writers and story tellers and bookers to decide your fate. While sometimes you just feel like a puppet on a string or a circus animal you still go out there and perform because its what we love to do. But sometimes your creativity gets stunned so much that you just have to do something drastic to not only stand out but to be happy with yourself. Its easy for people to sell their soul and not look back. But for some its more about the art, the passion, the love of entertaining people without getting a huge paycheck. Theres a saying that goes “if you love what you do then you'll never have to work a day in your life”. And thats so stupid but so true!
So what I'm trying to say here is that if you are passionate about something no matter what it is (chances are if you are reading this its probably wrestling. lol ) go for it with your whole heart and soul and you'll make it. The journey is way more fun and special then the end result. So don't forget to have fun along the way. Let your passion shine through your work. The glory will come. But even if it doesn’t - at least you can say you gave it your all and that you loved every second of it. No regrets. Leave that shit at home.
Look don't get me wrong its very nice to have people appreciate your work and you get paid well for it. But whats really important in life is to work hard, play hard and always enjoy life and what you do. If just for a second you regret what your doing then maybe its time to move on cause maybe that wasn't meant for you in the first place. While that is the hardest thing to ever admit. Which brings me back to the positive thinking part….. If you think you can succeed then you shall! Its as simple as that. Might take you a little longer than you thought or longer than other people but maybe thats what life is……. a wink of the eye and winking stars. :-)
If you are passionate about your craft AND work hard at it it'll show and people will appreciate it. Of course there are people who are more talented then others in all aspects of life but time and time again those who work the hardest prove themselves.
“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
My passion for this business exceeds what I ever thought lately. It just gets better and better and I know I cant do this forever because I'm aging and wont be able to perform the way I want to when I'm older. So for now I will give 100% of me to this business till that day comes where I can no longer go. Thats a promise not only to myself but for the people who have supported me through the years and also the people who told me that I couldn't do it and that it was impossible. You know who you are. I love you all!
Remember : Every artist was once an amateur. Passion over glory. Always. Peace!