Dig deep: Like most good things in life, what we do is hard work. Learn to develop physical, emotional, and psychological resilience. Doing hard things is hard, but immensely rewarding.

Enjoy the dark place: You have to be willing to put in the work, and “suffer” now to be prepared for when it counts.

Vocally self-critical: Benchmark yourself against yourself, your peers, and the best in your weight class. Be willing to accept your flaws, so you can conquer them, and become stronger for it.