Lessons I learned from Manny Pacquiao and Floyd
Mayweather’s fight.
1. Choose your fights wisely. Manny has been asking for
this fight for 5 years now but Floyd kept turning it down
because he was studying his style. Manny has fought 57
matches in this category and lost or drew 5 of them.
Floyd has fought 48 matches (today’s own inclusive) in
this category and won all. That’s because he chooses his
fights wisely. Life’s lesson: don’t be everywhere doing
everything. Be tactful. Prepare well and give it a go when
you are ready. Don’t hustle, strategize instead. Don’t
beat the air, study to show yourself approved.
2. Do what matters. Floyd threw very few punches but
they were clean punches that hit the right points. Manny
was busy throwing plenty many punches. I watched that
closely. Life’s lesson: Don’t just get busy, get busy
doing what counts. Success in life is not about activities,
it is about doing what is required.
3. Don’t be in a hurry to succeed. When you meet a
tough challenge, be determined to overcome it and
concentrate throughout. Manny is a tough hustler
throwing plenty punches from first round. Floyd, from
time is known to use his first 9 rounds to study his
opponent and the last 3 to finish that opponent. This
was exactly what played out again. Life’s lesson: to
succeed, you need to take your time. There’s no prize for
being the youngest achiever. Professor at 32 years of
age and professor at 67 years of age are both
4. God is not partial. He gives success to the best person
either you are arrogant or not, either you profess Jesus
or not. Floyd is arrogant but he’s an excellent boxer. Pac
is humble, evangelizes from the ring and professes
Jesus countless times but that wasn’t enough to win. It
wasn’t a fight of Jesus against the devil, its just a sport
competition between two humans. Dangote is the richest
man in Africa, he’s not a christian but he’s good at his
business. Life’s lesson: being a christian doesn’t mean
God will circumvent and