Like the saying goes-"Better Late then Never"! I have been a bit behind on the YESS Training Blog updates, but for some really incredible reasons (Trust Me). Kevin Hernandez is one of them.
Not too long ago, I spoke about Kevin in a previous Blog Post. He was the kid who would text message me at 1:00 am on a Friday night because he had nutritional questions. The reason why I wrote about that was to convey that winning starts with the person you are. How passionate you are, how much desire you have to be the best athlete you can be, and your willingness to do what ever it takes.
I get it from all angles. People and athletes telling me that they want to achieve a certain something or they want to be the best at something. Most do not achieve what they set out to do and there are reasons for that.
Over the years, time and experience has taught me to spot the ones who are gonna get the job done and actually finish what they started. These individuals are:
2) Have undying desire
5) Willing to do what ever it takes
Notice I did not mention in that list of five- how strong you are, how powerful you are, how flexible you are, and how much God given skill you have. Don't get me wrong, These are very important physical attributes (It's what I develop for athletes. It's how I make a living), but accomplishing what you set out to do starts from the inside out, not the outside in.
Like another saying goes-"If you want what others don't have, then you have to be willing to do what others don't do"! Notice the word 'Willing'. Will and Desire go hand in hand.
When an athlete like Kevin lives at the gym (Passion), wants to be the best he can be so much so, he contacts me on a Friday night/Saturday morning about nutrition while other kids are out partying (Desire), does not neglect the training he needs to perform on his own time (Discipline), never misses a training session (Consistency), and does whatever his coaches ask him to do (Willing To Do Whatever It Takes), it breeds the results that he is achieving because he is willing to do what others don't. Check out Kevin Hernandez's last two fights below.
The first video is Kevin winning the 2009 Diamond Gloves Championship:
This second video is Kevin winning in February of 2010 where he will now fight in Lake Placid, New York. He will represent his weight class on a Grand Stage in the Junior Olympic Division:
A Side Note:
On the night of the 2009 Diamond Gloves Championship fight, Kevin was sick with a very bad cold. We were blowing his nose before the fight and in between rounds.
Another Side Note:
Our next two blog updates will be on Gerald "Lil'Bomb" Javier's MMA Debut & Some Big News on the YESS Training Gym!