Manny Pacquiao- MILITAR MINDSET
Manny Pacquaio is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Hailing from a poverty struck childhood in the Philippines, Pacquaio found his love for Boxing, and went on to achieve remarkable accolades.
He holds many records! At this moment in time, Pacquaio remains the one and only boxer to win 12 major world titles across an astonishing 8 weight divisions.
He is also the only boxer to win world championship belts in four different decades, being the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s! During his prime years, many boxing outlets regarded Pacquaio as the best pound for pound boxer in the world.
Due to his highly successful boxing career, he has been involved in my lucrative bouts. Generating around $1.25 billion dollars in overall revenue across all his pay per view bouts to date!
Outside of boxing, Pacquaio is a devout Christian who aims to help people and give back to the world. Pacquaio has gone on to achieve things that people would just dream of doing; he has shown us the MILITAR MINDSET!
How has Pacquiao displayed the MILITAR MINDSET?
Pacquiao has developed a strong MINDSET from a young age. Due to extreme poverty, Pacquiao had to drop out of high school, only completing his elementary school education.
His uncle was the one to introduce him to boxing at just the age of 12. Pacquiao took a keen interest in the combat sport. Starting off by fighting in local parks until he improved his skills.
Going onto fight higher ranked opponents across different cities. By the age of 15, Pacquiao had developed quite the name for himself as one of the best junior boxers in the area.
He then moved to Manilla, where he turned professional at the tender age of 16. The tough upbringing Pacquiao experienced moulded his mindset. Due to the struggles he had to face at such a young age, he realised the importance of hard work.
He knew to get what he wanted, he must earn it by doing the work necessary to attain it. Pacquiao tells us ‘I consider myself a student of boxing, a philosopher so to speak, and my philosophy is to keep learning.’ Showing us that he is always looking to better himself.
Though he has already achieved so much, he continues to find ways in which he can improve. With this growth mindset, Pacquiao has been able to continually develop over all the years he has fought.
Allowing him to come back from setbacks and failures to go on to achieve even more. Adding onto his illustrious career. This is evident in his boxing career as he is still going strong even in his 40s!
Pacquiao continues to believe in himself and strive towards his goals with a continuous work ethic. Chasing your own goals will require you to have a strong mindset. Have an open mind and keep learning ways in which you can better yourself to achieve your dreams.
Pacquiao has INSPIRED people all over the world!
Pacquiao is a huge INSPIRATION to people all over the world! His story is well-documented. Allowing people to see that anything is possible.
Pacquiao was born into a very poor family. To the extent where he could no longer go to school. Pacquiao has reflected back on his childhood, where meals weren’t always guaranteed and sleeping on the streets was a possibility.
He would have to work whatever jobs he could in order to provide for himself and his family. The jobs available were extremely low paid jobs, making it even harder. It was a tough life for a young Pacquiao, but the one thing he did have was a dream.
A dream of a better life for him and his family. A life where he could pursue his true passions. Though he endured many struggles and obstacles as a child, he stayed committed to boxing.
This commitment to boxing paid off for Pacquiao as he continued to improve and grow himself into the superstar he now is.
As shown in the blog header images Pacquiao tells us ‘Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges make you grow.’ Teaching us that with challenges we are forced to push ourselves to become better.
Pacquiao’s early life was a huge challenge, but it enabled him to push through the struggle to achieve his dreams. Without the challenges he had to face, there would have been nothing to push him to learn and grow.
Through adversity, you are put into a situation where you are forced to figure out a solution. In Pacquiao’s instance he was in a situation of poverty. He realised that he had a true passion for boxing and knew that it could help to improve his current circumstance.
He was determined to commit himself to his dream, doing whatever it took. Though it wasn’t easy and there were times of failure, Pacquiao always believed he could find a way.
We can all be inspired from the journey that Pacquiao took to achieve his own dreams. When it comes to accomplishing your own aspirations, you mustn’t be afraid to fail.
There will be failures as you aim towards your goals. But don’t be deterred and keep working till you figure out a way!
LIMITLESS is one way to describe Pacquiao!
Looking at Pacquiao’s’ resume, we can clearly see that he is LIMITLESS! Holding many incredible boxing records. One that stands out is Pacquiao’s ability to win world titles in 8 weight divisions!
Many people dream of becoming a world champion in just one weight class. Pacquiao went onto achieve something that many people would have deemed impossible! We can see that Pacquiao is always looking to defy the odds.
Breaking numerous records, teaching us that anything is possible with belief. At just 4”11, weighing 98 pounds, a 16-year-old Pacquaio put weights in his pocket to make the weight limit of the minimumweight division!
From here he went on to conquer a mind boggling eight weight divisions! Nowadays in his 40s, Pacquiao still remains on top of the boxing world.
Though he is no longer in his prime, he still believes he is amongst the best in the world. Proving this to us by recently defeating the undefeated champion, Keith Thurman, to become the WBA (super) welterweight champion in 2019.
Pacquiao has said ‘I remember as a little boy I ate one meal a day and sometimes slept in the street. I will never forget that and it inspires me to fight hard, stay strong and remember all the people of my country, trying to achieve better for themselves.’ Reinforcing the struggles he had to face as a child.
They keep him grounded and grateful for what he has been able to accomplish. Also showing how far he has come from his earlier years.
Pacquaio was someone who had virtually nothing but a dream. The sky was the limit for Pacquiao and he aimed for nothing less. Going on to achieve things no one believed he could do.
No matter what your current circumstance may be, always aim high. Don’t listen to what people may think or say. Be limitless and you will go all the way to achieving that dream!
Pacquiao is able to reach his own INNER-PEACE
Pacquiao is now able to find a state of INNER-PEACE. Having gone through the struggles he had to face as a child, he is now truly grateful for what he has.
Pacquiao is a devout Christian who is involved with a lot of charitable work. He believes it is his duty to give back to the less fortunate, helping as many people as he possibly can. Having his very own foundation too, the Manny Pacquiao Foundation.
He is also very proud to be able to represent his country the Philippines, where he currently serves as the Senator, ‘I’ve always fought for my country, in my own way, showing that Filipinos are a strong people and can do anything that they put their minds to.’.
Being able to represent his country with pride and honour, showing them that they can also accomplish their goals, brings Pacquiao a state of peace.
Pacquiao also continues to train and compete in boxing as he is now in the latter end of his career. Pacquiao tells us ‘I’m always having fun in training and in boxing. I think it’s because boxing is my passion.’ Displaying that boxing is something he always loves to do.
By pursuing his passion, Pacquiao has been able to enjoy all the elements of his boxing career, living a happy life.
To find your own inner-peace, you must first identify your passions and what you hold dearest to you. By prioritising this in your life, you will be able to live a happy and passion-driven life.
Pacquiao gave things TIME to get to where he is now
Over TIME, Pacquiao has been able to create a decorated boxing legacy with endless achievements. Having been introduced to boxing at the age of 12, just 4 years later, Pacquiao found himself fighting within the professional ranks in 1995.
In between this time Pacquiao was constantly training to improve his skills. Pacquiao won his first major world title in 1998. Defeating Chatchai Sasakul for the WBC flyweight belt in Thailand.
At just the age of 19, Pacquiao was able to win a world title. 7 years of nothing but hard work led to this moment. But this is just one weight divison, there were 7 more to go for Pacquiao!
With the more experience and improvements that Pacquiao made, he progressedup the weight categories. Dominating the respective champions of each weight class to come out on top. This is not something that you can do with a snap of your fingers!
It took Pacquiao many years to attain his accolades, being a professional boxer for over 20 years! He has been a professional boxer for little more than half of his life!
Pacquiao fully committed himself to his craft, allowing him to go onto became an octuple world champion.
Pacquiao tells us ‘With experience in boxing, you learn how to be a scientific boxer and how to fight easy.’ Teaching us that through time and experience, he was able to develop his skills.
The more Pacquiao fought, the more he understood about the true science of boxing. Each fight is a lesson for Pacquiao.
Granting him the ability to evolve into a better boxer after each one. ‘Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.’ Pacquiao states, showing us that through the struggles we face, the end success can feel even greater.
Pacquiao is well known for his successes but has had his failures too. He has lost fights previously but has never let that deter him from his end goal. Pacquiao always strives to come back stronger and learn from his previous shortcomings.
You will need to be patient and give things time when striving towards your own goals. Through patience, you will continue to learn and evolve yourself. Allowing you to one day reach your ultimate dream.
Pacquiao continues to stay ACTIVE
Pacquiao remains ACTIVE till this day! To achieve his goals, he knew that he must be constantly working to improve himself. Starting off his professional career at the age of 16, Pacquiao had 10 fights in his first year.
By continuously fighting, he was able to adjust to the pro game and became accustomed to the sport. He would fight within the Philippines for the majority of his earlier career, as he worked his way up to fight better opposition.
Pacquiao would have his American debut at the age of 22, defeating Lehlohonolo Ledwaba for the IBF super bantamweight title. Becoming a two-weight world champion at the time.
Pacquiao would start to train with world renowned trainer Freddie Roach leading up to this bout. Helping him to hone his skills and reach his potential as a fighter.
Pacquiao went from strength to strength as he progressed up the weight divisions, actively searching for the biggest challenges for himself.
Pacquiao has previously said ‘Don’t make training easy. Make it harder so that you will get better’. Reinforcing the importance of pushing yourself. By going that extra mile, Pacquiao was able to constantly improve himself.
Pacquiao is still active to this day as he continues to face the best opposition. He was scheduled to fight the highly rated Errol Spence Jr for the IBF and WBC welterweight belts, unfortunately Spence had to pull out due to injury.
Outside of boxing Pacquiao is active in his charitable works. He is always improving himself, whether that be in boxing, or in his other ventures. Keeping a busy schedule and looking for continuous growth.
You must stay active in your own path towards your dreams. Make sure that you make a step each day towards a goal, big or small. When each day concludes, think to yourself. How did I progress towards my goals today?
Pacquiao is RELENTLESS when striving towards his goals
Pacquiao has been RELENTLESS and continues to be! Coming from absolutely nothing, living in dire poverty, he went on to become one of the most accomplished boxers of all time.
No one thought that a kid who struggled to have the money for food, would go onto achieve greatness! ‘I wanted to be a world champion.’ Pacquiao told us, which is exactly what he did.
His desire to achieve his dreams gave him the willpower to go on to make it a reality. There were many struggles and obstacles for Pacquiao to overcome. But it didn’t stop him in the slightest towards striving for his goals.
Pacquiao inspiringly once said ‘Thank you to every person who has told me I can’t. You are just another reason I will.’ Showing us how the doubt fuelled him to go onto accomplish what people said he couldn’t.
He used the doubters to fuel him further and motivate him towards his goals. The days when he found training tough and didn’t want to go. In the back of his mind, he knew he couldn’t stop and had to push through. Knowing that it would all pay of in the long term.
The countless hours he spent perfecting his skills in the gym, all came to play and paid off to form a remarkable career. Pacquiao didn’t stop and was relentless till he was satisfied with the results.
You must take a similar approach when chasing your own goals. Be relentless and keep going till you reach the pinnacle of your dreams. It is reachable if you truly want it to be!
Manny Pacquiao is a phenomenon. His accolades in boxing speak for themselves and it is something we will most likely never see the likes of again. His journey is inspirational and can help to motivate us on our very own journeys towards our goals.
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