WrestleMania 32 invades the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX for a night of spectacle, awe and extravagance, breaking the venue’s attendance record. Akin to the Super Bowl, this is sports entertainment’s biggest night. (Photo by MariaElena Martinez.)
You open your eyes for a new day. You might see your ceiling, your pillow or your window. It’s not just another reappearance from the sun. It’s a brand new opportunity, tied with a sunny bow and placed right at your bedside.
Much like belly buttons, we all have something that makes us tick. The one thing that ignites within our being and pushes us to strive towards every day. It could be physical, like your family or your significant other – or it can be an abstract concept like a dream or a goal.
Mine is unorthodox. My reason for continuing to better myself every day is simply because of pro wrestling.
Did I catch you off guard yet?
For me, it goes beyond being a simple form of entertainment or a way to pass time. It’s grown into a full blown passion. I want to succeed in this business more than I want to breathe and every one of my priorities correlates with how I can be successful in this particular industry.
In a world of indifference, it’s remarkable to be passionate. While your passion may not be the same as mine, a passion comes to mind nonetheless – if you’ve found it, at least.
Enthusiasm and excitement seeps from a fan as she meets WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose at Wrestlemania Axxess on March 29, 2015. (Photo Credit by World Wrestling Entertainment)
It’s not every day you get to meet one of the people who inspires your passion. I got to do that and in very clumsy fashion, I got to thank him for it. My happy place is 16×16 ring and because people like him are fearless in their pursuits, it allows me the courage to do the same.
Even if your passion doesn’t rely on glamour or grandeur, it’s equally as noble and valid. Find what your love and don’t settle. Chase what makes your heart race that much faster and don’t let go of it. The gamble is worth more than its weight in gold and the purest drugs can’t compare to the high you’ll receive.
An elderly man once told me, “Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”