- Stay humble
I would encourage these kids to work hard and to try to not allow yourself to be outworked by anyone, to be comfortable and allow the guys around you to coach you and teach you and then, as you start to experience some success, stay humble. It’s so easy to get lifted up, read your own press clippings and start to believe the things people say about you, instead of staying locked in. I’ve seen many a fighter get sidetracked by that and really peak or fall off before the time that they should have.
So continue to work hard because even as a Christian – which I am – you can have all the faith in the world but if you don’t put in the work you’re not going anywhere. I stay humble, I work hard and I try to listen to the people that I know are in my life to help guide me.