Floyd Mayweather- MILITAR MINDSET
Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of the recent generation. He has won world championship belts in five different weight divisions, an achievement not many people can say they have done.
Many people regard him as one of the greatest boxers of all times. He was able to collate an incredible record where he went undefeated in his whole professional boxing career going 50-0!
Floyd began his professional career in 1996, winning his first world title at super featherweight just two years later in 1998.
He wouldn’t become the pay per view (PPV) star he is now known as until the late 2000’s when he changed his alias to ‘money’ Mayweather. It was after the De La Hoya victory that Mayweather really started to popularise himself amongst the public.
Currently he holds the largest boxing PPV of all time when he fought Manny Pacquaio in 2015, which generated millions of PPV buys across the globe.
Outside of boxing Mayweather is a successful entrepreneur involved in many different business ventures. Mayweather has created this persona where many people see him as extremely arrogant, but the things he has done in the ring are truly remarkable, he has shown the MILITAR MINDSET!
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How has Mayweather displayed the MILITAR MINDSET?
Mayweather has demonstrated throughout both his life and career how strong his MINDSET really is. He was born into a boxing family.
His father and uncles were all involved in boxing. His father was a professional boxer who had even fought Sugar Ray Leonard, but his father’s career would be cut short after he was shot in the leg.
His uncle Roger Mayweather was a two-time world champion too. All Mayweather knew was boxing. This self-belief that he shows in his fights and from the way he talks, are all a result of the the work he has put in.
The lessons he learnt from his family were vital for him to get to where he is today.
Mayweather has admitted his father was hard on him when it came to boxing. He wanted everything to be perfect when it came to his technique and boxing abilities.
This demand for perfection would drive Floyd to constantly be in the gym practising and improving himself.
Floyd has said: ‘I believe in my skills, I believe in my talent. If no one believes in Floyd Mayweather, I believe in me.’ This belief comes from his positive and strong mindset.
Deep down Floyd knows that he is putting the work in. Self- belief is only present when you know you have done everything in your power to achieve it, which is what Floyd did.
All the years he spent training as a child paid off when he won his first world title in 1998 against Genaro Hernandez in the super featherweight division.
Things would only go upwards for Floyd from hear as he progressed up the weights winning numerous world titles in five different weight classes!
Floyd has stated: ‘I am the best. There is nobody better than me.’ This again reiterates Mayweather’s confidence in himself. It is hard for people to say he is false in saying this as no one has ever beat him!
Floyd has shown us that our mindset must always be positive and strong to achieve our dreams. You must have a positive approach when aiming to accomplish your goals and believe in your abilities!
Mayweather is a huge INSPIRATION to people
Mayweather’s boxing journey and rise to fame has been INSPIRATIONAL to people all over the world. People can see the lavish lifestyle Mayweather is currently living upon his success as a boxer.
Some people tend to dislike Mayweather for flaunting his money and possessions on his social media, but ultimately he has worked for everything he has got.
Mayweather’s life wasn’t always as glorious as it seems now. He has reflected on his childhood in past interviews where he explains at one time he would be living in one room with seven people residing in this small place.
His mother had her own personal battles too, fighting drug addiction. It was this early struggle that Mayweather had which motivated him to earn a better livelihood. He wanted a better life for both himself and his family.
Mayweather was able to bring boxing to a new level with the number of fans and attraction that he brought to the sport.
He brought in huge numbers, making him a PPV star and the most paid boxer of all time. Breaking these barriers has inspired the younger generation to see the rewards that their dreams as boxers can bring them if they dedicate themselves to the craft.
Many now want to be the ‘next Floyd Mayweather’ which generally means the next boxing superstar.
Mayweather has stated:‘You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.’ Reinforcing that we all have bad days and good days. When we encounter the bad days, we must overcome them and learn from them.
When Mayweather has a bad day he has a positive approach to it and takes it as a learning curve which increases his mental strength.
He is showing people that we can always improve ourselves and aim to be better, ultimately enabling us to achieve our aspirations.
Mayweather has shown that anyone can reach the top, no matter the situation they may have been in prior. You must continue to learn each day from both the positives and the negatives as this will guide you to accomplishing your goals.
Mayweather really can do anything… he is LIMITLESS!
Mayweather has proven that he is LIMITLESS! He has always tried to test and push himself to the absolute max. Competing in multiple weight divisions and fighting against the best fighters in each one.
Mayweather is always up for a challenge, as it drives and motivates him. His end goal is to be considered ‘the best ever’, not just in boxing terms but as an athlete.
To achieve such a great status, he would need to provide evidence to back up his claims. He was able to do this by defeating huge names in multiple weight divisions such as Manny Pacquaio and Canelo Alvarez. Solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest athletes of all time.
He has even tested the waters and done things people would deem as out of the ordinary. Crossing over into the professional wrestling world, fighting the Big Show in 2008 at WrestleMania 24!
He has even competed against mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor in a boxing match in 2017.
Most recently he had an exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018. Mayweather is now scheduled to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in 2021!
Though many people are against Mayweather’s exhibition bouts, they are still generating a lot of interest, bringing in attention all over the world.
He continues to put on large events to entertain the people, even after his professional boxing career has come to an end.
Mayweather has said ‘The ultimate goal is to always break records.’ Reinforcing his vision of being the best athlete of all time, to do this he must do what has never been done before.
Mayweather shows us no matter what people think, it can be done. No matter how crazy it sounds, Mayweather has shown anything is doable! You must dream big. Continue to work on your smaller goals to one day reach the big one!
Mayweather is able to reach his own INNER-PEACE
Mayweather is now also able to reach is own INNER-PEACE. He is able to do this by spending time with his family. One of his main drives was to be able to provide them with a life better than he had growing up.
He wanted to give them the finer things in life, the work he put into his craft allowed him to do this.
Making his family happy ultimately makes Mayweather happy. He still regularly trains as this helps him stay in great condition both physically and mentally.
Mayweather told us ‘Tough times do not last, tough people do’, teaching us that whatever problems you may be facing, you must stay strong and you will overcome it.
Furthermore, Mayweather has said ‘I just got the will to win at life.’ Reiterating his belief and drive to achieve his goals. Mayweather wants to make sure he lives up to his potential and lives his life to the fullest, as this gives him his true inner-peace.
He is happy when he achieves what he sets his mind to do. You must find out what you want out of your life to reach your own inner-peace.
It took Mayweather TIME to get to where he is
Over the years Mayweather has been able to gauge a good understanding of the importance of TIME. Mayweather did not become an overnight success. Everything took him a huge deal of patience and time.
His boxing journey started when he was just 10 years old with his first amateur bout.
He wouldn’t get his first professional world title till he was 21 years old, which is incredible to be able to achieve the greatest prize in boxing at such a young age.
That was 11 years of hard work and dedication Mayweather spent on boxing to get to just his first world title. Mayweather would only go from strength to strength after this.
Moving up the weights and conquering each division and its former champions. Mayweather would only start to become the PPV superstar we know him as today, after defeating De La Hoya in 2007.
Again, this was another 19 years of work Mayweather had to put in to start to get the recognition he wanted, allowing him to become the draw he was.
Mayweather tells us ‘Never complain. Just work.’ Here he teaches us that if things aren’t going your way, be patient and keep working.
He knew things would work out for him in the end if he stayed patient and continued to put the work in. Sometimes there will be hurdles you must overcome but buy staying patient and giving things time you will conquer them!
Mayweather has been ACTIVE his whole life!
Mayweather has been ACTIVE his whole life! He always emphasises his belief that no one works harder than him. Ever since he was just a child, he strived for perfection in his craft.
To do this he had to be in the gym all the time, constantly working on improving himself. When Mayweather turned pro, he got straight to work.
Having 10 fights in his second year as a professional! He needed to adjust to the pro game, so he had to have as many fights as possible to improve his skills as a professional.
In his young days, he was known as ‘pretty boy’ Floyd as he was a lot more aggressive and aiming to knockout his opponents.
As he grew into the sport and earned a bigger name, he would fight less frequently as the years went on. This didn’t mean he was not still active though! He is always constantly training to this day!
Floyd likes staying busy and active as it helps him stay in a good mental and physical state too. Outside of boxing Mayweather has many different business ventures which he is passionate about and help to keep him active in the business world too.
He is also a promoter outside of the ring and likes to help the next generation in their journeys to becoming professional boxers.
Floyd told us ‘To be the best you have to work overtime.’ Reinforcing how important staying active is. You have to put in that extra work that people aren’t willing to do, to achieve great things.
You must always work that extra bit harder and stay active on your pursuit to your dreams!
Mayweather was RELENLTESS in his journey to greatness
Mayweather has displayed just how RELENTLESS he is throughout his life. Coming from a tough childhood when he stayed with his mother, he sacrificed it all for boxing. He chose to dedicate his life to the sport.
Mayweather has said he found it tough when he ultimately made the decision to leave his mum and stay with his father so that he could focus on boxing.
The sacrifice he made allowed him to create a better life for both him and his family in the end. He was driven to achieving his dreams and wanted to be regarded as ‘the best ever’. He knew to do this he had to prove it in the ring and show why he is the best.
Mayweather was able to do this every time he stepped foot inside the ring. He stated: ‘Everything people say I couldn’t do, I’ve done.’ This shows the drive Floyd had to prove everyone wrong.
Deep down he knew what he was capable of and though no one believed in him, he believed in himself.
He knew the work he was putting into his craft would enable him to reach the heights he did in his professional career. He was relentless in his approach to achieving his ultimate dreams, leaving no stone unturned.
You must stay relentless when chasing your dreams, continue working no matter what people say. You will reach the end goal one day!
Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was able to bring the sport to a new level. We can all learn from his mindset and how he was able to reach the highs he has!
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