Are you a true champion?

“Being a true champion has more to do with who you know you are already, but ironically not with what you are trying to become.” - Tadayoshi Inoue

Are you a true champion? What is a true champion? More than just winning, a true champion is a state of being that a person lives on the inside. It is an internal acknowledgement of who you know you are intrinsically. 

For example, someone might say that they are willing to do whatever it takes to be a champion, but somehow they always get stuck. They seem to always fall short, and they can’t seem to capture the accomplishments they desire. The reason is build into who they think they are right now!

I may be willing to do all that is necessary, but what is really necessary is for me to feel the confidence of a champion before I win. This means I already feel like I have won even before I ever step on stage or on the field. 

True champions know they’re winners because winning for them equals learning how to be a little better every time they come out to compete. They collect their wins of course, but what they are focused on is what they are learning each time out. This is why over time these players win, win and win some more. After all, there is only so much learning to be better you can do before everyone else is trying to catch up with you! 

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And, I am a champion for sure!

(Picture: Huge congrats to true champion, Yvonne Aitken for her win at the Masters today and our new IFBB Bikini Pro! So proud of you girl! We got pro shows to look at now!)

Success for a true champion relies on the process of learning and growing. 

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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.