Everything can be taken from a man but one last thing: the last of the human freedoms–to choose one’ attitude in any given set of circumstances , to choose one’s own way–Viktor E. Frankl
We all face obstacles in life constantly. Bumps in the road, seemingly insurmountable peaks and immovable objects. It’s how we continue to move, how we approach our movement that matters most. It’s our desire to have what we want and to be open to what we want looking different than what we originally planned. Sometimes choosing our own way means doing things another person’s way.
In boxing, it’s adjusting a game plan that isn’t working. It’s digging in to a new and uncomfortable place one hasn’t had to go to before.
I am proud to say that boxer Jen Hamann accomplished this skill at Oregon Golden Gloves. Our game plan wasn’t working against this girl. Jen made the adjustment to fight the same fight as her opponent and it worked brilliantly, but it was hugely uncomfortable. She had to fight a style she had never done before and trust that it was working even though it didn’t feel good. I couldn’t be more proud of her effort! Boxing is a brilliant sport and Jen exercised brilliance this weekend.
Everything can be taken from a man but one last thing: the last of the human freedoms–to choose one’ attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way–Viktor E. Frankl