Being a champion really means

“In order to really win in life, you have to stop losing your temper, your patience and your understanding. Master your thoughts and feelings and you body and life will follow!” - Tad Inoue

We all want what we want. Desire can be a powerful impetus for change and for action in life. But what does it really take to be a champion in life? Champions are winners, they are people who carry an energy of success with them. They don’t always win but they are self directed, motivated and self-assured. 

I am a champion! I may not have won the Mr. Olympia in my career but I have leveled up in my life over and over again in my relationships, my career and my life in general. It wasn’t because I was born to do what I do. Instead, it was because I refused to accept failure. 

Don’t get me wrong, I have failed at plenty of things. But to me, you can’t fail if you don’t give up. I do not give up on anything that I have set my heart on. Whether it has been bodybuilding, my businesses, my relationships or my fatherhood I never give up! Why? Because I have decided to be a winner in my life. 

I know the secret to winning. Outlast your competition. Out work your advisaries. And never ever ever give up on what you want! It doesn’t matter to me how far I feel I am from my goals, it only matters what steps am I going to take to get closer right now! Not tomorrow, now! Everything happens in my “NOW.” Waiting to act until tomorrow is for those who don’t want it as bad as I do. 

Being a true champion goes way beyond just winning trophies and titles. It is a mindset that allows me to always feel my power and to feel encouraged. It is a way of operating that prizes learning over accomplishment, and my labor before the destinations I desire on my journey of life. I have to love the work! I have to fall in love with my daily process. 

I am love. I am joy. I am a true champion! 

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.