Failure, setbacks, f-ups, and mess ups are all part of life. It’s just part of the human condition. When most people fail, they choose to stay there. But in failure, there is a redemption story in the works…if you’re willing to make it happen.
My guest today is intimately familiar with failing and getting back in the fight – both literally and figuratively. His name is George Foreman and everyone is likely familiar with him from being heavyweight champion of the world (twice) to his infamous George Foreman Grill. You may not know the rest of the story. Today, George and I talk about the comeback story, his near-death experience and how it changed him, serving in your community and giving others hope, and making the most of second chances.
“When you’re fighting for your life, you realize that nothing is more important than your life.” Tweet That— George Foreman
George Foreman has become a household name. Not only for his performance in the ring but what he has done outside of it in his community and business ventures. A struggling and, often-in-trouble youth, George picked up boxing to improve his street fighting skills.
He quickly made a name for himself as an Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world in ’73-’74 and again in ’94-’95. If you do the math you know that disparity in time between his first and second title is unheard of in boxing, let alone any other sport.
George has a new film releasing on the 28th called, Big George Foreman which tells his life as a young man struggling to learn how to be a man to become one of the most well-known people in the world, to losing it all, and building it back again!
“That’s why I walked away from boxing, I didn’t have any rage, any anger anymore.” Tweet That— George Foreman
- Feeling empty despite success
- Finding contentment by finding God
- A change of identity
- Just be present
- From street fighter to Olympic boxer
- Overcoming anger
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