Quillin didn't have the best start in life.
He wasn't groomed to become a pro athlete.
He didn't have the optimal nutrition or state of the art training equipment.
He didn't have a professional coach or expertly written Strength & Conditioning programme.
He worked hard!
Day after day, to achieve his goal.
To better himself and his situation.
That isn't to say that the benefits of privileges listed above aren't of value. Of course they are and of course they can produce incredible athletes . My point is just that they aren't necessary and they aren't the most important factor in achieving success. An individual's will to work hard and preserver in the face of difficulty will almost always be the deciding factor in their success.
And as shown through Peter, hard work can help you over come incredible odds.
Regardless of whether you follow boxing or not, it is well worth taking a look at this video.
We are into mid January now. New years resolutions often fall by the way side. Don't let this happen.
As Peter says himself:
'I hope that through this I inspire people that hard work can get you anywhere in life.'
Hard work always pays. There are very few (if any) quick fixes or easy routes to success.
If you want it though, you can achieve it, you just have to work for it. You're battle probably isn't in a boxing ring. It might not even be within a sport, but the lesson is the same. Work hard and in time the reward will come. Stay strong, stay focused and achieve!
'You're a fighter, regardless of whether you get in the ring and do the things I do. You're a Fighter!'
Train hard, fight easy