fight-one-more-roundIn 1892, James J. Corbett became the first boxing heavyweight world champion, winning by knock-out in the 21st round.

This is what he had to say on the art of being a champion:

“Fight one more round.

When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the centre of the ring, 

fight one more round.

When your arms as so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard,

fight one more round.

When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you on the jaw and put you to sleep,

fight one more round,

remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.”

I don’t know what your circumstances are or what obstacles you’re facing, but let me encourage you to fight one more round.

You may feel like giving up, but fight one more round.

You may feel defeated, but fight one more round.

You’re not beaten yet.

You can go again.

And I’m confident that you’ll be surprised by what you can achieve if you never give up.

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